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Adjective: intermediate  ,in-tu(r)'mee-dee-ut
  1. Lying between two extremes in time, space or state
    "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"
     
  2. Around the middle of a scale of evaluation
    "intermediate capacity";
    - average, medium
Noun: intermediate  ,in-tu(r)'mee-dee-ut
  1. A substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
     
  2. A negotiator who acts as a link between parties
    - mediator, go-between, intermediator, intermediary, intercessor
Verb: intermediate  ,in-tu(r)'mee-dee-ut
  1. Act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    - intercede, mediate, liaise, arbitrate

Derived forms: intermediates, intermediating, intermediated

See also: antepenultimate, gray [US], grey [Brit, Cdn], halfway, in-between, junior, mediate, middle, moderate, next-to-last, penultimate, second-year, sophomore [N. Amer], subterminal, third-year

Type of: chemical, chemical substance, negotiant, negotiate, negotiator, talk terms, treater

Antonym: terminal

Encyclopedia: Intermediate