Definition of “intermediary” - English Dictionary

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“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 communicate directly

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“intermediary” in Business English

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intermediarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɪntəˈmiːdiəri/ us plural intermediaries

a person or organization that makes business or financial arrangements between companies or organizations that do not deal with each other directly:

Global sourcing often creates additional intermediaries, such as foreign distributors, brokers, freight forwarders, and customs clearing agents.
act/serve as an intermediary between sb/sth and sb/sth Insurance brokers act as intermediaries between companies that are seeking insurance and companies that provide such coverage.
through/via an intermediary The bank has three million customers and provides loans via intermediaries such as high street stores.
an insurance/market/mortgage intermediary
intermediary markets/buyers

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