intermodal

[ in-ter-mohd-l ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈmoʊd l /

adjective Transportation.

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

Nearby words

  1. intermittent positive pressure breathing,
  2. intermittent positive pressure ventilation,
  3. intermittent tetanus,
  4. intermix,
  5. intermixture,
  6. intermodillion,
  7. intermodulation,
  8. intermolecular,
  9. intermontane,
  10. intermundane



Origin of intermodal

First recorded in 1960–65; inter- + modal

Related formsin·ter·mod·al·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for intermodalism

intermodal

/ (ˌɪntəˈməʊdəl) /

adjective

(of a transport system) using different modes of conveyance in conjunction, such as ships, aircraft, road vehicles, etc
(of a container) able to be carried by different modes of conveyance without being unpacked
psychol denoting an interaction between different senses
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Word Origin and History for intermodalism

intermodal

adj.

1963, from inter- + modal.

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