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intergrade

[n. in-ter-greyd; v. in-ter-greyd] /n. ˈɪn tərˌgreɪd; v. ˌɪn tərˈgreɪd/
noun
1.
an intermediate grade, form, stage, etc.
verb (used without object), intergraded, intergrading.
2.
to merge gradually, one into another, as different species through evolution.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; inter- + grade
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British Dictionary definitions for intergrade

intergrade

verb (ˌɪntəˈɡreɪd)
1.
(intransitive) (esp of biological species, etc) to merge one into another
noun (ˈɪntəˌɡreɪd)
2.
an intermediate stage or form
Derived Forms
intergradation, noun
intergradational, adjective
intergradient, adjective
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