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mediation (n.)

late 14c., mediacioun, "intervention, agency or action as a mediator or intermediary," from Medieval Latin mediationem (nominative mediatio) "a division in the middle," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin mediare "to halve; to be in the middle," from medius "middle" (from PIE root *medhyo- "middle"). Related: Mediational.

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Definitions of mediation from WordNet

mediation (n.)
a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party;
mediation (n.)
the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement;
Synonyms: intermediation
From wordnet.princeton.edu