Definition of unmediated in English:



  • Without anyone or anything intervening or acting as an intermediate; direct.

    ‘History is not some unmediated story of events. It is a construct’
    • ‘Ordinary rural women worship these non-Brahminical deities directly, unmediated by any priestly intervention.’
    • ‘More than that, Gibson's use of ‘authentic’ languages is clearly supposed to give the impression of a direct and unmediated rendering of the story.’
    • ‘There is no narrative voice-over, and so the band members are essentially free to tell their own story unmediated by the film-makers.’
    • ‘For the individual, the religious experience must be direct and unmediated by texts, traditions, or personality.’
    • ‘While in the past the word of God was mediated through the prophets, now God has given direct and unmediated communication by the Son.’
    • ‘Minimalist aesthetics and Cagean ideals shared the goal of a more direct, unmediated, authentic art experience that transgressed the boundary between art and life.’
    • ‘As the direct and unmediated Word of God the Quran is the primary source of law in Islam.’
    • ‘By contrast, the logic of Buddhism relied on natural language and examples drawn from unmediated personal experience.’
    • ‘For that matter, we do not even have a direct, unmediated grasp of what the Bible says.’
    • ‘And when this is achieved simply by actors performing in front of us the very unmediated nature of the event lends it a power that is unsurpassed.’
    • ‘He arranges for participants to meet at the park, [and] they then disperse to bring more people back for an unmediated conversation.’
    • ‘Rather, it asks that we trust a record of things seen and heard, a record direct and unmediated by the knowledge and opinions of others.’
    • ‘The Bible does not speak in direct, unmediated ways.’
    • ‘We do not have an immediate, unmediated access to Galilee but approach it only through maps, films, photos, books that are produced by somebody.’
    • ‘The historian - like the ethnographer - is unable to get at the self directly, in an unmediated fashion.’
    • ‘Blogs were supposed to be unmediated, immediate communication, and content that could be delivered on the hoof (via moblogging and WiFi).’
    • ‘Mr. Lazarescu recalls the best Cassavetes, a film that allows direct, seemingly unmediated access to its characters and their emotions.’
    • ‘In principle, in Islam there are no intermediaries between man and God, the relation being direct and unmediated.’
    • ‘The Koran is believed to be the literal, direct and unmediated word of God.’
    • ‘It was precisely his insistence upon the importance of personal decision, direct and unmediated by artificial ratiocination, that lay at the root of his rejection of Hegel.’
    face to face, personal, head-on, immediate, first-hand
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