intermediation

[in-ter-mee-dee-ey-shuhn]
noun
the act of intermediating.

Origin:
1595–1605; intermediate2 + -ion

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intermediate
 
adj
1.  occurring or situated between two points, extremes, places, etc; in between
2.  (of a class, course, etc) suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence
3.  physics (of a neutron) having an energy between 100 and 100 000 electronvolts
4.  geology (of such igneous rocks as syenite) containing between 55 and 66 per cent silica
 
n
5.  something intermediate
6.  a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
 
vb
7.  (intr) to act as an intermediary or mediator
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin intermediāre to intervene, from Latin inter- + medius middle]
 
inter'mediacy
 
n
 
inter'mediateness
 
n
 
inter'mediately
 
adv
 
intermedi'ation
 
n
 
inter'mediator
 
n

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Example sentences
Such a system would leave room for money funds to continue effective
  intermediation within the saving process.
Widespread insolvency then jams up credit intermediation, hurts the economy,
  and leads to further default and insolvency.
Off-balance-sheet vehicles were used to create further layers of
  intermediation, making things even more opaque.
Broadly speaking, liquidity and financial intermediation have emerged as key
  topics in macroeconomics and finance.
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