Definition of disintermediation
1 : the diversion of savings from accounts with low fixed interest rates to direct investment in high-yielding instruments
2 : the elimination of an intermediary in a transaction between two parties
disintermediateplay \-ˈmē-dē-ˌāt\ verb
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Many had speculated that computer networks would lead to disintermediation – the growing irrelevance of the middleman in commerce.
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First Known Use of disintermediation
Legal Definition of disintermediation
: the diversion of savings from accounts with low fixed interest rates to direct investment in high-yielding instruments
Origin and Etymology of disintermediation
from the investor's bypassing of the intermediate institution
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