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Intermediate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTERME'DIATE, a. [L. inter and medius,middle.] Lying or being in the middle place or degree between two extremes; intervening; interposed; as an intermediate space between hills or rivers; intermediate colors. Man has an intermediate nature and rank between angels and brutes.
INTERME'DIATE, n. In chimistry, a substance which is the intermedium or means of chimical affinity, as an alkali, which renders oil combinable with water.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane" [ant: terminal]
2: around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers" [syn: average, intermediate, medium] n
1: a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained v
1: act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement" [syn: intercede, mediate, intermediate, liaise, arbitrate]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin intermediatus, from Latin intermedius, from inter- + medius mid, middle more at mid Date: 15th century 1. being or occurring at the middle place, stage, or degree or between extremes 2. of or relating to an intermediate school <an intermediate curriculum> intermediately adverb intermediateness noun II. noun Date: 1650 1. one that is intermediate 2. mediator, go-between 3. a. a chemical compound synthesized from simpler compounds and usually intended to be used in later syntheses of more complex products b. a usually short-lived chemical species formed in a reaction as an intermediate step between the starting material and the final product 4. an automobile larger than a compact but smaller than a full-sized automobile III. intransitive verb Etymology: Medieval Latin intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from Latin inter- + Late Latin mediare to mediate Date: 1610 1. intervene, interpose 2. to act as an intermediate

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj., n., & v. --adj. coming between two things in time, place, order, character, etc. --n. 1 an intermediate thing. 2 a chemical compound formed by one reaction and then used in another, esp. during synthesis. --v.intr. (foll. by between) act as intermediary; mediate. Phrases and idioms: intermediate frequency the frequency to which a radio signal is converted during heterodyne reception. Derivatives: intermediacy n. intermediately adv. intermediateness n. intermediation n. intermediator n. Etymology: med.L intermediatus (as INTER-, medius middle)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intermediate In`ter*me"di*ate, a. [Pref. inter- + mediate: cf. F. interm['e]diat.] Lying or being in the middle place or degree, or between two extremes; coming or done between; intervening; interposed; interjacent; as, an intermediate space or time; intermediate colors. Intermediate state (Theol.), the state or condition of the soul between the death and the resurrection of the body. Intermediate terms (Math.), the terms of a progression or series between the first and the last (which are called the extremes); the means. Intermediate tie. (Arch.) Same as Intertie.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intermediate In`ter*me"di*ate, v. i. To come between; to intervene; to interpose. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(intermediates) 1. An intermediate stage, level, or position is one that occurs between two other stages, levels, or positions. You should consider breaking the journey with intermediate stopovers at airport hotels. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. Intermediate learners of something have some knowledge or skill but are not yet advanced. The Badminton Club holds coaching sessions for beginners and intermediate players on Friday evenings. ADJ An intermediate is an intermediate learner. The ski school coaches beginners, intermediates, and advanced skiers. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Intervening, interposed, interjacent.

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