being, situated, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.: the intermediate steps in a procedure.
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
1615–25;Related formsin·ter·me·di·ate·ly, adverbin·ter·me·di·ate·ness, noun
< Medieval Latin intermediātus,
equivalent to Latin intermedi(us
) intermediary (inter- inter-
+ medius middle
, in the middle) + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for intermediately
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
Derived Formsintermediacy or intermediateness, nounintermediately, adverbintermediation, nounintermediator, noun
(intr) to act as an intermediary or mediator
Word Origin for intermediate
C17: from Medieval Latin intermediāre to intervene, from Latin inter- + medius middle
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Word Origin and History for intermediately
c.1600, from inter- + mediate (v.). Related: Intermediated; intermediating.
early 15c., from Medieval Latin intermediatus "lying between," from Latin intermedius "that which is between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + medius "in the middle" (see medial (adj.)).
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intermediately in Medicine
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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