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mediate

verb adjust, adjust difficulties, arbitrate, arrange differences, bring to an understanding, bring to terms, bring together, compromise, conciliate, effect an agreement, intercede, interfere, intervene, moderate, pacem conciliare, parley, reconcile, referee, restore harmony, se interponere, settle, settle a dispute, settle by conciliation, settle differences, umpire, work out differences
Associated concepts: arbitrate
See also: adjudicate, average, compromise, intercede, interpose, mollify, negotiate, pacify, reconcile

MEDIATE, POWERS. Those incident to primary powers, given by a principal to his agent. For example, the general authority given to collect, receive and pay debts due by or to the principal is a primary power. In order to accomplish this it is frequently required to settle accounts, adjust disputed claims, resist those which are unjust, and answer and defend suits; these subordinate powers are sometimes called mediate powers. Story, Ag. Sec. 58. See Primary powers, and 1 Camp. R. 43, note 4 Camp. R. 163; 6 S. & R. 149.

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In the case of dead matter, however, such phenomena are less frequent and important than in the case of living organisms, and it is far less difficult to invent satisfactory hypotheses as to the microscopic changes of structure which mediate between the past occurrence and the present changed response.
Plasma membrane estrogen receptor mediates neuroprotection against [beta]-amyloid toxicity through activation of Raf-1/MEK/ERK cascade in septal-derived cholinergic SN56 cells.
NmcR mediates biosynthesis of the carbapenemase enzyme at the basal state, which is further increased when [beta]-lactam-mediated induction occurs (13).
Since the normal function of the chemokine receptors used by HIV-I for entry is to activate cells in response to various stimuli, he hypothesized that the virus itself (or its envelope glycoprotein gp120 that mediates attachment to cells) might mimic natural activation signals and he responsible for inflammation and injury in organs like brain and lung where macrophages are infected and also activated.
For Hejduk, the masque represents the core of architecture: It's that space that mediates between inside and outside--an architectural figment meant to be embodied from within as much as it is from without.
Therefore, students' learning goal orientation mediates math attitudes, effort, and competence beliefs, and their performance goal orientation mediates competence beliefs.
Such a mechanism is proposed, however, as a part of the theory of reasoned action, which suggests that the formation of a behavioral intention is the immediate antecedent of action and mediates the influence of other variables (Wallston, 1994).
The inaugural Talent grants will fund a variety of studies ranging from basic cellular mechanisms by which IGIV mediates immune response, to a multicenter clinical registry to establish the efficacy of IGIV in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) who do not meet normal diagnostic criteria.