Definition of intermediary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈmiːdiəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈmiːdieri//
(pl. intermediaries)
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intermediary (between A and B) a person or an organization that helps other people or organizations to make an agreement by being a means of communication between them synonym mediator, go-between Financial institutions act as intermediaries between lenders and borrowers. All talks have so far been conducted through an intermediary. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French intermédiaire, from Italian intermediario, from Latin intermedius, from inter- ‘between’ + medius ‘middle’.Extra examples She agreed to act as intermediary between the two tribes. The product is then sold to the end-user via an intermediary. They were approached indirectly through an intermediary.

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