Definition of reintermediation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēin(t)ərˌmēdēˈāSH(ə)n/


1The transfer or bringing back of borrowing and investments from an outside credit business into the banking system.
1.1The insertion of middlemen into transactions between producers and consumers.
Example sentences
  • In this new decade, it will largely be about reintermediation.
  • In addition, several authors have described the process of disintermediation and reintermediation that occurs as a result of the use of B2B e-commerce.
  • The beauty of reintermediation is that it enables a company to extract the best of the Web and then offer up a manageable menu of services.


1970s: from re- + intermediate + -ation.

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Syllabification: re·in·ter·me·di·a·tion

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