WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- being, located, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.:intermediate steps in a procedure.
- Educationof or relating to an intermediate school or grade, between primary school and high school.
- between the levels of beginner and advanced:an intermediate-level textbook.
- being, situated, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.:the intermediate steps in a procedure.
- of or pertaining to an intermediate school.
- a person who acts between others;
- something intermediate, as a form or class.
- Chemistrya derivative of the initial material formed before the desired product of a chemical process.
- Medieval Latin intermediātus, equivalent. to Latin intermedi(us) intermediary (inter- inter- + medius middle, in the middle) + -ātus -ate1
in•ter•me•di•ate2 (in′tər mē′dē āt′),USA pronunciation v.i., -at•ed, -at•ing.
- to act as an intermediary; intervene;
- Medieval Latin intermediātus, past participle of intermediāre. See inter-, mediate