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Lying or occurring between two extremes or in a middle position or state: an aircraft having an intermediate range; an intermediate school.
1. One that is in a middle position or state.
2. An intermediary.
3. Chemistry A substance formed as a necessary stage in the manufacture of a desired end product.
4. An automobile that is smaller than a full-sized model but larger than a compact.
intr.v. (-āt′) in·ter·me·di·at·ed, in·ter·me·di·at·ing, in·ter·me·di·ates
1. To act as an intermediary; mediate.
2. To intervene.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin intermediātus, from Late Latin intermedius : Latin inter-, inter- + Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·me′di·a·cy n.
in′ter·me′di·ate·ly adv.
in′ter·me′di·a′tion n.
in′ter·me′di·a′tor n.
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Noun1.intermediation - the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
intervention, intercession - the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention"
matchmaking - mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others
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I have a certain claim to at least an elementary knowledge of psychology, and in this matter I am convinced--as firmly as I am convinced of anything--that the Martians interchanged thoughts without any physical intermediation. And I have been convinced of this in spite of strong preconceptions.
The essence of knowledge management can only be seen within the context of the knowledge complexity continuum (explicit to tacit) and the level of intermediation, externalization, and internalization or cognition that is needed in an organization.
The reduced depository intermediation stemmed from emerging problems of asset quality, which, in turn, prompted both the pulling back of depositories from lending and responses by regulators that reinforced those tendencies.
Inspired by the seminal work of McKinnon [Money and Capital in Economic Development, 1973] and Shaw [Financial Deepening in Economic Development, 1973], the literature on economic development has focused considerable attention on the relationship between financial intermediation and economic growth.
Contract notice: the family allowance fund of val-de-marne intends to enter into a framework agreement for real estate intermediation services necessary for the sale of three of its properties.
Still, if its effects have been widespread, its origins were narrower: the crisis had its roots in the financial sector and manifested itself first through disruptions in the system of financial intermediation.
This paper provides a empirical evidence that the financial intermediation disturbances can generate business cycles.
Focus Areas: Financial Intermediation and Development Finance
Description : Increment in the global credit facility for up to eleven million dollars (US $ 11,000,000.00), currency of the United States of America to finance or carry out transactions that fall within the programs of financial intermediation of CABEI for which Banco Hipotecario of El Salvador is eligible.
Description : Global Credit Facility for up to forty million dollars (US $ 40,000,000.00), currency of the United States of America, with significant potential to channel resources to finance sub-loans that fall within the different types of programs of financial intermediation CABEI mainly, but not limited to financing operations that fall under the Central American Program for Sustainable Development Housing and Habitat (VIDHAS).
Description : Global Credit Facility for up to sixteen million dollars (US $ 16,000,000.00), currency of the United States of America to Banco La Hipotecaria of the Republic of Panama, in order to finance or carry out transactions that fall within the programs of financial intermediation of CABEI for which the borrower is eligible.