Mediate vs Wrapper - What's the difference?

mediate | wrapper |


As a verb mediate

is to resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties.

As a adjective mediate

is acting through a mediating agency.

As a noun wrapper is

something that is wrapped around something else as a cover or protection: a wrapping.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mediate

English

Verb

(mediat)
  • To resolve differences, or to bring about a settlement, between conflicting parties.
  • To intervene between conflicting parties in order to resolve differences or bring about a settlement.
  • To divide into two equal parts.
  • (Holder)
  • To act as an intermediary causal or communicative agent; convey
  • Adjective

  • Acting through a mediating agency.
  • * (Oliver Sacks)
  • Vygotsky saw the development of language and mental powers as neither learned, in the ordinary way, nor emerging epigenetically, but as being social and mediate in nature, as arising from the interaction of adult and child, and as internalizing the cultural instrument of language for the processes of thought.
  • Intermediate between extremes.
  • (Prior)
  • Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • An act of mediate knowledge is complex.

    Derived terms

    * mediately

    wrapper

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that is wrapped around something else as a cover or protection: a wrapping.
  • An outer garment; a loose robe or dressing gown.
  • *1839 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘William Wilson’:
  • *:‘Please to examine, at your leisure, the inner linings of the cuff of his left sleeve, and the several little packages which may be found in the somewhat capacious pockets of his embroidered morning wrapper .’
  • One who, or that which, wraps.
  • He proved to be a remarkably efficient wrapper of parcels.
  • (computing) A construct, such as a class or module, that serves to mediate access to another.
  • We need a Perl wrapper for this C++ library.

    Synonyms

    * (construct that mediates access) * wrapper class

    Usage notes

    * In the computing sense, is often used attributively: one can speak of a “wrapper class”, a “wrapper object”, a “wrapper function”, and so on. More broadly, one can speak of the “wrapper pattern”, which is a general term for the creation and use of such wrappers.