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Definition of "mediacy" []

  • The state or quality of being mediate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mediacy" in a sentence
  • "Still other difficulties result from the fact of historical distance (as opposed to the content of the historical differences between then and now), including the double mediacy of our access to the "Urn" he's writing a poem about his encounter with an urn, we are discussing our encounter with his poem about an encounter with an urnand the need to evaluate the poem as a historical object that has settled into a canon."
  • "In other words, anything that you come to know you encounter only through the mediacy of signs."
  • "In a more complete statement: “The difference between art and science is not that between feeling and fact, intuition and inference, delight and deliberation, synthesis and analysis, sensation and cerebration, concreteness and abstraction, passion and action, mediacy and immediacy, or truth and beauty, but rather a difference in domination of certain specific characteristics of symbols”"
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