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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mediation  \Me`di*a"tion\,  n.  [OE.  mediacioun  F.  m['e]diation. 
  See  {Mediate},  a.] 
  1.  The  act  of  mediating;  action  or  relation  of  anything 
  interposed;  action  as  a  necessary  condition,  means  or 
  instrument;  interposition;  intervention. 
  The  soul  [acts]  by  the  mediation  of  these  passions. 
  2.  Hence  specifically,  agency  between  parties  at  variance, 
  with  a  view  to  reconcile  them  entreaty  for  another; 
  intercession.  --Bacon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  negotiation  to  resolve  differences  conducted  by  some 
  impartial  party  [syn:  {arbitration}] 
  2:  the  act  of  mediating  [syn:  {intermediation}] 

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