in·​ter·​me·​di·​a·​tion ˌin-tər-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce intermediation (audio)
: the act of coming between : intervention, mediation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But one thing that seems to be emerging is a proliferation of intermediation and b2b services. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 12 Nov. 2012 The Byzantine advantage lay in works in the original Greek, but the Arabs transmitted the works through the intermediation of several languages, from Greek to Syriac to Arabic to Latin. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2010 But that was Baghramian’s choice, so the works can be seen and pondered without intermediation. Dallas News, 14 Nov. 2022 Even those who assert the need for regulation and some intermediation between genomic results and the patient/consumer are unhappy with the way the government and some pro-regulation activists have been approaching the matter. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 24 Mar. 2011 Most financial activity job losses were in credit intermediation (lending and related services) and real estate, which has been hard hit by declining home prices throughout the county and dropping rents in the city of San Diego and Chula Vista. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2022 With this digital intermediation, one wonders: what happens to brand loyalty in the digital age? Bob Legters, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Equities took a bigger hit, though the drop was driven by intermediation trading rather than financing. Telis Demos, WSJ, 18 Jan. 2022 Social tokens and NFTs have allowed creators and brands to avoid the costs and intermediation of platforms and empower artists to directly interact with their community. Roger Lee, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intermediation was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Intermediation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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