[ in-ter-mee-dee-er-ee ]
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noun,plural in·ter·me·di·ar·ies.
  1. an intermediate agent or agency; a go-between or mediator.

  2. a medium or means.

  1. an intermediate form or stage.

  1. being between; intermediate.

  2. acting between persons, parties, etc.; serving as an intermediate agent or agency: an intermediary power.

Origin of intermediary

1785–95; <Late Latin intermedi(um) intervening place + -ary; see intermediate1

Other words for intermediary

Words Nearby intermediary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use intermediary in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for intermediary


/ (ˌɪntəˈmiːdɪərɪ) /

nounplural -aries
  1. a person who acts as a mediator or agent between parties

  2. something that acts as a medium or means

  1. an intermediate state or period

  1. acting as an intermediary

  2. situated, acting, or coming between; intermediate

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