|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|
|6.||a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained|
|7.||(intr) to act as an intermediary or mediator|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin intermediāre to intervene, from Latin |
intermediate in·ter·me·di·ate (ĭn'tər-mē'dē-ĭt)
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.