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  1. located between mountains or mountain ranges: an intermontane lake.
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Also in·ter·moun·tain [in-ter-moun-tn] /ˌɪn tərˈmaʊn tn/.

Origin of intermontane

1800–10, Americanism; < Latin inter- inter- + montānus, equivalent to mont- (stem of mōns) mount2 + -ānus -ane
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Examples from the Web for intermountain

Historical Examples

  • Ever in view below them lay the intermountain valley in which the camp had been located.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

  • As such, they are included in his Intermediate and Intermountain Areas.

  • The population occupying the intermountain region probably was isolated from the population to the north and west.

  • The Intermountain Rate cases are fully discussed at p. 610, infra.

  • The importance of this consideration appears clearly in connection with the Intermountain rate cases, soon to be discussed.

British Dictionary definitions for intermountain


  1. occurring or situated between mountain rangesan intermontane basin
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