Intermediary vs Vicarious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between intermediary and vicarious
is that intermediary
is intermediate while vicarious
is experienced or gained by the loss or to the consequence of another, such as through watching or reading.
As a noun intermediary
is an agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree.
An agent acting as a mediator between sides that may disagree.
An arranger of a contract or other agreement who is separate from the parties to the agreement
One or several stages of an event which occurs after the start and before the end.
A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services
- A Mr. Whymper, a solicitor living in Willingdon, had agreed to act as intermediary between Animal Farm and the outside world
- The intermediary between the manufacturer and retailer is the wholesaler
Experienced or gained by the loss or to the consequence of another, such as through watching or reading.
Done on behalf of others
- People experience vicarious pleasures through watching television.
- The concept of vicarious atonement, that one person can atone for the sins of another, is found in many religions.
* 1886 — ch 10
*: The pleasures which I made haste to seek in my disguise were, as I have said, undignified; I would scarce use a harder term. But in the hands of Edward Hyde, they soon began to turn toward the monstrous. When I would come back from these excursions, I was often plunged into a kind of wonder at my vicarious depravity.
* 1900 — ch 26
*: As time went on, the cruel custom was so far mitigated that a ram was accepted as a vicarious sacrifice in room of the royal victim.
* 1920 — ch III
*: In these, however, he had not much time to indulge, for a footman, still decked in the trappings of vicarious grief, opened the door with the most startling promptitude, and he was ushered upstairs into a small but richly furnished room.
* vicarious atonement
* vicarious learning
* vicarious liability
* vicarious reinforcement