being, situated, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.: the intermediate steps in a procedure.
of or relating to an intermediate school.
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.
- in·ter·me·di·ate·ly, adverb
- in·ter·me·di·ate·ness, noun
Other definitions for intermediate (2 of 2)
to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.
- in·ter·me·di·a·tor, noun
- in·ter·me·di·a·to·ry [in-ter-mee-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˌɪn tərˈmi di əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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How to use intermediate in a sentence
Hospitalizations are often an intermediate step between rising cases and increased mortality.
Interestingly, among the three target depths, SOE on intermediate passes appears to be the most stable year to year.
The intermediate SOE leaderboard includes seasons from receivers like Davante Adams, Keenan Allen, Danny Amendola, Cooper Kupp and Adam Humphries, all of whom are generally regarded as skilled route runners.
Since depth of target is so important in determining separation, we grouped plays into buckets — depending on whether a pass attempt was short, intermediate or deep — and created an SOE leaderboard for each.
Pangolins or another animal might still have been an intermediate host before the virus made it to humans.Close relatives of the coronavirus may have been in bats for decades | Erin Garcia de Jesus | July 28, 2020 | Science News
That leaves a huge gap in the middle, where intermediate black holes (IMBHs) could exist.
Obama scaled that back to interceptors of intermediate-range missiles.Take John McCain’s Russia Advice and You Might Get Another Cold War | Michael Tomasky | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Geniuses joined the realm of intermediate beings, alternately exalted and tormented by celestial visions.
Terrain is classified as 27 percent easier; 41 percent intermediate; 32 percent most difficult.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard | The Daily Beast | October 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Roughly 25 percent is rated beginner terrain; 45 percent intermediate; and 30 percent expert.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard | The Daily Beast | October 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But between the phase of schooling and the phase of adult learning there is an intermediate stage.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
We now proceed to learn the eighteen kings intermediate between William II.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The instruction ranges from history and geography to practical seamanship, with all the intermediate scientific subjects.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Fragment, apparently from a columnar mass, of a stone intermediate between clink-stone and compact felspar.
The Pygmies of the Central African forests seem similarly to occupy an intermediate position in the development of language.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for intermediate
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
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
- intermediacy or intermediateness, noun
- intermediately, adverb
- intermediation, noun
- intermediator, noun
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