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intermodal

[ in-ter-mohd-l ]

adjective

, Transportation.
  1. pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck and rail, or truck, ship, and rail.


intermodal

/ ˌɪntəˈməʊdəl /

adjective

  1. (of a transport system) using different modes of conveyance in conjunction, such as ships, aircraft, road vehicles, etc
  2. (of a container) able to be carried by different modes of conveyance without being unpacked
  3. psychol denoting an interaction between different senses


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Other Words From

  • inter·modal·ism noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of intermodal1

First recorded in 1960–65; inter- + modal

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