the quality of bringing one into direct and instant involvement with
something, giving rise to a sense of urgency or excitement : electronic
mail works because it has the immediacy of a scribbled me vs.
verb ¦mēdē āt¦
1 [ intrans. ] intervene between people in a dispute in order to bring
about an agreement or reconciliation : Wilson attempted to mediate
between the powers to end the war. See note at insert .
• [ trans. ] intervene in (a dispute) to bring about an agreement.
• [ trans. ] bring about (an agreement or solution) by intervening in a
dispute : efforts to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conﬂict.
2 [ trans. ] technical bring about (a result such as a physiological effect) :
the right hemisphere plays an important role in mediating tactile
perception of direction.
• be a means of conveying : this important ministry of mediating the
power of the word.
• form a connecting link between : structures that mediate gender
connected indirectly through another person or thing; involving an
intermediate agency : public law institutions are a type of mediate state