Meaning of mediation

me•di•a•tion

Pronunciation: (mē"dē-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. action in mediating between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation.
  2. an attempt to effect a peaceful settlement between disputing nations through the friendly good offices of another power.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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