- pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck and rail, or truck, ship, and rail.
Compare bimodal(def 2).
Origin of intermodal
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- (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
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