Intermediate meaning

ĭntər-mēdē-ĭt
Lying or occurring between two extremes or in a middle position or state.

An aircraft having an intermediate range; an intermediate school.

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An intermediate automobile.
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One that is in a middle position or state.
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To intervene.
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(chemistry) A substance formed as a necessary stage in the manufacture of a desired end product.
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(chem.) A substance obtained as a necessary intermediate stage between the original material and the final product.
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To mediate.
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To act as an intermediary; mediate.
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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.

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An intermediary.
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An automobile that is smaller than a full-sized model but larger than a compact.
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Being or happening between two things, places, stages, etc.; in the middle.
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Designating or of an automobile larger than a compact but smaller than the standard size.
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Anything intermediate.
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Being between two extremes, or in the middle of a range.
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Anything in an intermediate position.
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(chemistry) Any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product.
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(intransitive) To mediate, to be an intermediate.
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To arrange, in the manner of a broker.

Central banks need to regulate the entities that intermediate monetary transactions.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
intermediate
Plural:
intermediates

Origin of intermediate

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin intermediātus from Late Latin intermedius Latin inter- inter- Latin medius middle medhyo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + Late Latin mediare (“to mediate”); also Latin intermedius

    From Wiktionary