intergrade

[ noun in-ter-greyd; verb in-ter-greyd ]

noun
  1. an intermediate grade, form, stage, etc.

verb (used without object),in·ter·grad·ed, in·ter·grad·ing.
  1. to merge gradually, one into another, as different species through evolution.

Origin of intergrade

1
First recorded in 1870–75; inter- + grade

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British Dictionary definitions for intergrade

intergrade

verb(ˌɪntəˈɡreɪd)
  1. (intr) (esp of biological species, etc) to merge one into another

noun(ˈɪntəˌɡreɪd)
  1. an intermediate stage or form

Derived forms of intergrade

  • intergradation, noun
  • intergradational, adjective
  • intergradient, adjective

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