intermediary


1in·ter·me·di·ary

adjective \ˌin-tər-ˈmē-dē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of INTERMEDIARY

2
:  acting as a mediator <an intermediary agent> <an intermediary particle>

Examples of INTERMEDIARY

  1. <the bridal couple were regally ensconced in intermediary seats at the head table>

First Known Use of INTERMEDIARY

1788

2intermediary

noun

: a person who works with opposing sides in an argument or dispute in order to bring about an agreement

plural intermediar·ies

Full Definition of INTERMEDIARY

1
2
:  an intermediate form, product, or stage

Examples of INTERMEDIARY

  1. He served as an intermediary between the workers and the executives.
  2. <in the past he's served as an intermediary in several hostage situations>

First Known Use of INTERMEDIARY

1791

in·ter·me·di·ary

noun \ˌint-ər-ˈmēd-ē-ˌer-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural in·ter·me·di·ar·ies

Medical Definition of INTERMEDIARY

2
: an intermediate form, product, or stage
intermediary adjective

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