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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
in•ter•me•di•ate1 /ˌɪntɚˈmidiɪt/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- 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.
(in′tər mē′dē it), adj.
- 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.
- Chemistry[Chem.]a derivative of the initial material formed before the desired product of a chemical process.
(in′tər mē′dē āt′), v.i., -at•ed, -at•ing.
- Medieval Latin intermediātus, equivalent. to Latin intermedi(us) intermediary (inter- inter- + medius middle, in the middle) + -ātus -ate1
- to act as an intermediary; intervene;
(in′tər mē′dē ə tôr′ē, -tōr′ē),
- Medieval Latin intermediātus, past participle of intermediāre. See inter-, mediate
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
intermediate adj /ˌɪntəˈmiːdɪɪt/
- occurring or situated between two points, extremes, places, etc; in between
- (of a class, course, etc) suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence
- something intermediate
- a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin intermediāre to intervene, from Latin inter- + medius middleˌinterˈmediacy, ˌinterˈmediateness n ˌinterˈmediately adv ˌinterˌmediˈation n ˌinterˈmediˌator n
- (intransitive) to act as an intermediary or mediator