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Pronunciation:  [adj]`intur'meedee`ut, `intur'meedee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [v]  act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; "He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a settlement"

INTERMEDIATE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: arbitrate, average, gray, grey, halfway, in-between, intercede, junior(a), liaise, mediate, mediate, medium, middle, moderate, next-to-last, second, second-year, sophomore(a), third-year
 Antonyms: first, last
 See Also: chemical, negociate, negotiate, talk terms



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In`ter*me"di*ate\, a. [Pref. inter- + mediate: cf.
    F. interm['e]diat.]
    Lying or being in the middle place or degree, or between two
    extremes; coming or done between; intervening; interposed;
    interjacent; as, an intermediate space or time; intermediate
    {Intermediate state} (Theol.), the state or condition of the
       soul between the death and the resurrection of the body.
    {Intermediate terms} (Math.), the terms of a progression or
       series between the first and the last (which are called
       the extremes); the means.
    {Intermediate tie}. (Arch.) Same as {Intertie}.
  2. \In`ter*me"di*ate\, v. i.
    To come between; to intervene; to interpose. --Milton.
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