intermediation

noun
in·​ter·​me·​di·​a·​tion | \ ˌin-tər-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce intermediation (audio) \

Definition of intermediation

: the act of coming between : intervention, mediation

Examples of intermediation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Positions in the category include work in insurance, investments and credit intermediation. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2021 Tax savings are often channeled to investment through financial intermediation, stimulating the economy. Julio Gonzalez, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Given their multiplicity of issues (e.g., quality of partners, manned last mile, personal security), gig economy platforms leverage the highest number of tools, usually relying on access, conduct, transparency, and intermediation. Matt Williams, Fortune, 4 May 2021 Safe Ride Support system (an intermediation tool) tracks each ride in real time, detecting unsafe driving behavior and proactively addressing any issues. Matt Williams, Fortune, 4 May 2021 Helping drive this is a shift of revenue within trading from financing—lending to clients to boost their returns—to intermediation, or pairing up buyers and sellers, which uses less capital. Telis Demos, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2020 Giving farmers a choice of customers will likely lower intermediation costs and make investment in agriculture more attractive to private businesses. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2020 Google extracts approximately 40% of the total ad spend through its intermediation services, part of which would otherwise go to publishers and advertisers. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, 19 May 2020 Put another way, has Germany’s largest bank really freed itself from its toxic past and found a way to live in a milk-and-water world of low interest rates and dull-but-worthy credit intermediation? Geoffrey Smith, Fortune, 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of intermediation

1602, in the meaning defined above

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2 Sep 2021

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“Intermediation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intermediation. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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