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intermediate

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adjective in·ter·me·di·ate \ˌin-tər-ˈmē-dē-ət\

Simple Definition of intermediate

  • : occurring in the middle of a process or series

  • : relating to or having the knowledge or skill of someone who is more advanced than a beginner but not yet an expert

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of intermediate

  1. 1 :  being or occurring at the middle place, stage, or degree or between extremes

  2. 2 :  of or relating to an intermediate school <an intermediate curriculum>

intermediately

adverb

intermediateness

noun

Examples of intermediate in a sentence

  1. an intermediate stage of growth

  2. I'm taking intermediate French this year.



Origin and Etymology of intermediate

Middle English, from Medieval Latin intermediatus, from Latin intermedius, from inter- + medius mid, middle — more at mid


First Known Use: 15th century


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intermediate

noun in·ter·me·di·ate

Simple Definition of intermediate

  • : a person who has the knowledge or skill of someone who is more advanced than a beginner but not yet an expert

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of intermediate

  1. 1 :  one that is intermediate

  2. 2 :  mediator, go-between

  3. 3 a :  a chemical compound synthesized from simpler compounds and usually intended to be used in later syntheses of more complex products b :  a usually short-lived chemical species formed in a reaction as an intermediate step between the starting material and the final product

  4. 4 :  an automobile larger than a compact but smaller than a full-sized automobile

Examples of intermediate in a sentence

  1. <she often used her father as an intermediate in arguments with her mother>



1650

First Known Use of intermediate

1650


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intermediate

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verb in·ter·me·di·ate \-dē-ˌāt\

Definition of intermediate

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  intervene, interpose

  3. 2 :  to act as an intermediate



Examples of intermediate in a sentence

  1. <if the secretary-general chooses to intermediate in this dispute, he'll need all of his diplomatic skills just to get both sides in the same room>



Origin and Etymology of intermediate

Medieval Latin intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from Latin inter- + Late Latin mediare to mediate


First Known Use: 1610


INTERMEDIATE Defined for Kids

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intermediate

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adjective in·ter·me·di·ate \ˌin-tər-ˈmē-dē-ət\

Definition of intermediate for Students

  1. :  being or occurring in the middle of a series or between extremes <The car was of intermediate size.>

intermediately

adverb



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intermediate

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noun in·ter·me·di·ate

Definition of intermediate for Students

  1. :  someone or something that is in the middle of a series or between extremes <Instruction is offered for beginners and intermediates.>




Medical Dictionary

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intermediate

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adjective in·ter·me·di·ate \ˌint-ər-ˈmēd-ē-ət\

Medical Definition of intermediate

  1. :  being or occurring at the middle place, stage, or degree or between extremes <the remaining subjects progressed to some intermediate stage of disease—R. R. Redfield et al>




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intermediate

noun in·ter·me·di·ate

Medical Definition of intermediate

  1. :  one that is intermediate; especially :  a chemical compound synthesized from simpler compounds and usually intended to be used in later syntheses of more complex products <pharmaceutical intermediates>




Law Dictionary

intermediate

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adjective in·ter·me·di·ate \ˌin-tər-ˈmē-dē-ət\

Legal Definition of intermediate

  1. 1 :  being or occurring at the middle place, stage, or degree or between extremes <an intermediate order>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a level of judicial scrutiny to ensure equal protection of the laws that is applied to a statute involving classification of persons and that is more intensive than the rational basis test and not as severe as strict scrutiny <intermediate review> <intermediate scrutiny>

intermediately

adverb




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