- a person who acts between others; intermediary; mediator.
- something intermediate, as a form or class.
- Chemistry. a derivative of the initial material formed before the desired product of a chemical process.
Origin of intermediate1
- to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.
Origin of intermediate2
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Examples from the Web for intermediate
That leaves a huge gap in the middle, where intermediate black holes (IMBHs) could exist.The Goldilocks of Black Holes
Matthew R. Francis
August 24, 2014
Geniuses joined the realm of intermediate beings, alternately exalted and tormented by celestial visions.What is a Genius?
November 9, 2013
Terrain is classified as 27 percent easier; 41 percent intermediate; 32 percent most difficult.
Roughly 25 percent is rated beginner terrain; 45 percent intermediate; and 30 percent expert.
Money from the relief fund will be distributed beginning in mid-January 2013 to assist with intermediate and long-term recovery.Sandy Dollars Still Pouring In
Lizzie Crocker, Caitlin Dickson
December 14, 2012
Then the intermediate state of rest will be pleasure and will also be pain?
A state which is intermediate, and a sort of repose of the soul about either—that is what you mean?
There are no intermediate steps which lead from one to the other.Timaeus
For in passing from the greater to the less it must reach an intermediate point, which is equality.Parmenides
Now these spirits or intermediate powers are many and diverse, and one of them is Love.'Symposium
- 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
- physics (of a neutron) having an energy between 100 and 100 000 electronvolts
- geology (of such igneous rocks as syenite) containing between 55 and 66 per cent silica
- something intermediate
- a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
- (intr) to act as an intermediary or mediator
C17: from Medieval Latin intermediāre to intervene, from Latin inter- + medius middle
Word Origin and History for intermediate
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Lying or occurring in a middle position or state.
- A substance formed in the course of a chemical reaction or the synthesis of a desired end product that then participates in the process until it is either deactivated or consumed.
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