intermediary n : a negotiator who acts as a link between parties [syn: mediator, go-between, intermediator, intercessor]
Nounintermediary (plural intermediaries)
an agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree
- Finnish: välittäjä
one or several stages of an event which occurs after the start and before the end.
Common usage includes the financial services industry where financial advisers offer intermediation services in the supply of financial products such as mortgage, insurance and investment products.
In barter, an intermediary is a person or group who stores valuables in trade until they are needed, parties to the barter or others have space available to take delivery of them and store them, or until other conditions are met. In a larger sense, an intermediary can be a person or organization who or which facilitates a contract between two other parties.
The Internet is creating a transparent awareness on the threats and opportunities available to automate intermediaries in many industries - see Disintermediation.
intermediary in German: Intermediär (Wirtschaft)
intermediary in Russian: Посредничество
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