AskDefine | Define intermediate

Dictionary Definition

intermediate adj
1 lying between two extremes in time or space or degree; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate level" [ant: first, last]
2 around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures; "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "a plane with intermediate range"; "medium bombers" [syn: average, medium] n : a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained v : act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement" [syn: intercede, mediate, liaise, arbitrate]

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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK
    • /ɪntə(ɹ)ˈmɪidɪiət/; /Int@(r)"mi:di:@t/
    • sense verb /ɪntə(ɹ)ˈmɪidˌɪieɪt/; /Int@(r)"mi:d%i:eIt/
  • a US
    • /ˌɪntɚˈmɪidɪiət/; /Int@`"mIidIi@t/;
    • sense verb /ˌɪntɚˈmɪidɪieɪt/; /Int@`"mIidIieIt/;

Adjective

  1. occurring between two extremes, or in the middle of a range

Translations

occurring between two extremes, or in the middle of a range

Noun

  1. anything in an intermediate position
  2. an intermediary
  3. any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product

Translations

anything in an intermediate position
  • Kurdish:
an intermediary
any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product

Verb

  1. to mediate, to be an intermediate
  2. to arrange, in the manner of a broker
    Central banks need to regulate the entities that intermediate monetary transactions.

Translations

to mediate, to be an intermediate

Extensive Definition

Intermediate means "occurring between two extremes, or in the middle of a range" and may refer to:

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