intermediate


intermediate
intermediate1
/in'teuhr mee"dee it/, adj.
1. being, situated, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.: the intermediate steps in a procedure.
2. of or pertaining to an intermediate school.
3. Auto. mid-size.
n.
4. a person who acts between others; intermediary; mediator.
5. something intermediate, as a form or class.
6. Chem. a derivative of the initial material formed before the desired product of a chemical process.
[1615-25; < ML intermediatus, equiv. to L intermedi(us) intermediary (inter- INTER- + medius MIDDLE, in the middle) + -atus -ATE1]
intermediate2
intermediator, n.intermediatory /in'teuhr mee"dee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
/in'teuhr mee"dee ayt'/, v.i., intermediated, intermediating.
to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.
[1600-10; < ML intermediatus, ptp. of intermediare. See INTER-, MEDIATE]

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