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intergrade

[ noun in-ter-greyd; verb in-ter-greyd ]
/ noun ˈɪn tərˌgreɪd; verb ˌɪn tərˈgreɪd /
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noun

an intermediate grade, form, stage, etc.

verb (used without object), in·ter·grad·ed, in·ter·grad·ing.

to merge gradually, one into another, as different species through evolution.

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Origin of intergrade

First recorded in 1870–75; inter- + grade
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British Dictionary definitions for intergrade

intergrade

verb (ˌɪntəˈɡreɪd)

(intr) (esp of biological species, etc) to merge one into another

noun (ˈɪntəˌɡreɪd)

an intermediate stage or form

Derived forms of intergrade

intergradation, nounintergradational, adjectiveintergradient, adjective
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