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intermediate (adj.)

"being or occurring between" (two things), early 15c., from Medieval Latin intermediatus "lying between," from Latin intermedius "that which is between," from inter "between" (see inter-) + medius "in the middle" (from PIE root *medhyo- "middle").

intermediate (v.)

c. 1600, "to interfere;" 1620s, "to mediate," from inter- "between" + mediate (v.). Related: Intermediated; intermediating.

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Definitions of intermediate from WordNet
1
intermediate (adj.)
lying between two extremes in time or space or state;
an intermediate range plane
intermediate stages in a process
going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands
intermediate stops on the route
intermediate (adj.)
around the middle of a scale of evaluation;
intermediate capacity
Synonyms: average / medium
2
intermediate (v.)
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
3
intermediate (n.)
a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained;
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