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"intermediary" in British English

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intermediarynoun [C]

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmiː.di.ə.ri/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
someone who ​carriesmessages between ​people who are ​unwilling or ​unable to ​meet: The ​policenegotiated with the ​gunman through an intermediary. The ​formerpresident has ​agreed to ​act as an intermediary between the ​government and the ​rebels.
(Definition of intermediary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intermediary" in American English

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intermediarynoun [C]

 us   /ˌɪn·tərˈmid·iˌer·i/
someone who ​acts to ​arrange an ​agreement between ​people who are ​unwilling or ​unable to ​communicatedirectly
(Definition of intermediary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intermediary" in Business English

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intermediarynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌɪntəˈmiːdiəri/ (plural intermediaries)
a ​person or ​organization that makes ​business or ​financialarrangements between ​companies or ​organizations that do not ​deal with each other directly: Global ​sourcing often ​createsadditional intermediaries, such as ​foreigndistributors, ​brokers, ​freight forwarders, and ​customsclearingagents.act/serve as an intermediary between sb/sth and sb/sth Insurance ​brokersact as intermediaries between ​companies that are ​seekinginsurance and ​companies that ​provide such ​coverage.through/via an intermediary The ​bank has three million ​customers and ​providesloans via intermediaries such as high street ​stores. an ​insurance/​market/​mortgage intermediary intermediary ​markets/​buyers
(Definition of intermediary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intermediary”
in Korean 중재자…
in Arabic تَوسّط…
in Malaysian orang tengah…
in French intermédiaire…
in Russian посредник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 調解人,中間人…
in Italian intermediario…
in Turkish aracı, arabulucu…
in Polish mediator/ka, pośredni-k/czka…
in Spanish intermediario…
in Vietnamese người hòa giải…
in Portuguese intermediário…
in Thai คนกลาง…
in German der/die Vermittler(in)…
in Catalan intermediari, -ària…
in Japanese 仲介(者)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 调解人,中间人…
in Indonesian penengah, perantara…
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