intermediacy

[in-ter-mee-dee-uh-see]
noun
the state of being intermediate or of acting intermediately.

Origin:
1705–15; intermedi(ate)1 + -acy

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intermediate
 
adj
1.  occurring or situated between two points, extremes, places, etc; in between
2.  (of a class, course, etc) suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence
3.  physics (of a neutron) having an energy between 100 and 100 000 electronvolts
4.  geology (of such igneous rocks as syenite) containing between 55 and 66 per cent silica
 
n
5.  something intermediate
6.  a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
 
vb
7.  (intr) to act as an intermediary or mediator
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin intermediāre to intervene, from Latin inter- + medius middle]
 
inter'mediacy
 
n
 
inter'mediateness
 
n
 
inter'mediately
 
adv
 
intermedi'ation
 
n
 
inter'mediator
 
n

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These processes occur by thermal bond cleavages and involve the intermediacy of free radicals.
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