- The definition of intermediate is something that occurs or lays in the middle position between two extremes.
An example of intermediate used as an adjective is an intermediate ice skater, one who has better than beginner skills but who is not quite expert.
- being or happening between two things, places, stages, etc.; in the middle
- designating or of an automobile larger than a compact but smaller than the standard size
Origin: ML intermediatus from Classical Latin intermedius from inter-, between plush medius, middle: see mid
- anything intermediate
- an intermediate automobile
- Chem. a substance obtained as a necessary intermediate stage between the original material and the final product
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- One that is in a middle position or state.
- An intermediary.
- Chemistry A substance formed as a necessary stage in the manufacture of a desired end product.
- An automobile that is smaller than a full-sized model but larger than a compact.
- To act as an intermediary; mediate.
- To intervene.
Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin intermediātus, from Late Latin intermedius : Latin inter-, inter- + Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.
- inˌter·meˈdi·a·cy noun
- inˌter·meˈdi·ate·ly adverb
- inˌter·meˈdi·ate·ness noun
- inˌter·meˌdi·aˈtion noun
- inˌter·meˈdi·aˌtor noun
intermediate - Medical Definition