intermediate

1 [in-ter-mee-dee-it]
adjective
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.
Automotive. mid-size.
noun
4.
a person who acts between others; intermediary; mediator.
5.
something intermediate, as a form or class.
6.
Chemistry. a derivative of the initial material formed before the desired product of a chemical process.

Origin:
1615–25; < Medieval Latin intermediātus, equivalent to Latin intermedi(us) intermediary (inter- inter- + medius middle, in the middle) + -ātus -ate1

intermediately, adverb
intermediateness, noun
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intermediate

2 [in-ter-mee-dee-eyt]
verb (used without object), intermediated, intermediating.
to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.

Origin:
1600–10; < Medieval Latin intermediātus, past participle of intermediāre. See inter-, mediate

intermediator, noun
intermediatory [in-ter-mee-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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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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intermediate
1623, from M.L. intermediatus "lying between," from L. intermedius "that which is between," from inter- "between" + medius "in the middle" (see medial). Intermediary (n.) "one who goes between others" is from 1791.
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intermediate in·ter·me·di·ate (ĭn'tər-mē'dē-ĭt)
adj.
Lying or occurring in a middle position or state. n.
A substance formed in the course of a chemical reaction or the synthesis of a desired end product that then participates in the the process until it is either deactivated or consumed.

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Example sentences
Furthermore, the middle section of any route between them lacks interesting
  intermediate destinations with substantial population.
The quantum state of one ion was teleported to a second ion using a third ion
  in the middle as an intermediate.
The individual must be an outstanding teacher willing to commit to elementary
  and intermediate language instruction.
It imports raw materials and intermediate goods and exports final goods.
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