intermediator

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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