Definition of disintermediation in English:


Line breaks: dis|inter|medi|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsɪntəmiːdɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] Economics
  • Reduction in the use of intermediaries between producers and consumers, for example by investing directly in the securities market rather than through a bank.
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    • Along with financial disintermediation, investment relative to GDP declined over time.
    • But it was also to avoid the bank disintermediation associated with a stock market boom.
    • We remain in the heart of a major disintermediation out of low-yielding money fund deposits and into securities.



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  • Then the financial markets became disintermediated.
  • Trade is intermediated through brokers or core firms, or it can be disintermediated, meaning that suppliers interact directly with customers.
  • We were concerned that our business could be disintermediated by powerful search engines, so we thought defensively about what to do.

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