What does intermediate mean?

Definitions for intermediate
ˌɪn tərˈmi diˌeɪtin·ter·me·di·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intermediate(adj)

    a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained

  2. intermediate(adj)

    lying between two extremes in time or 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"

  3. average, intermediate, medium(verb)

    around the middle of a scale of evaluation

    "an orange of average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"

  4. intercede, mediate, intermediate, liaise, arbitrate(verb)

    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

    "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a settlement"

GCIDE

  1. Intermediate(a.)

    Hence: Of or pertaining to an intermediate school; as, intermediate education.

    Etymology: [Pref. inter- + mediate: cf. F. intermdiat.]

  2. Intermediate(n.)

    A person who intermediates between others, especially in negotiations; an intermediary; a mediator.

  3. Intermediate(n.)

    Something that is intermediate.

  4. Intermediate(n.)

    Specifically: (Chem.) A compound which is produced in the course of a chemical synthesis, which is not itself the final product, but is used in further reactions which produce the final product; also called synthetic intermediate, intermediate compound or intermediate product; -- contrasted to starting material and end product or final product. There may be many different intermediates between the starting material and end product in the course of a complex synthesis; as, many industrial chemicals are produced primarily to be used as intermediates in other syntheses. The term has the same meaning with respect to intermediate compounds produced in a biosynthetic pathway in living organisms.

Wiktionary

  1. intermediate(Noun)

    Anything in an intermediate position.

    Etymology: From intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + mediare; also intermedius

  2. intermediate(Noun)

    An intermediary.

    Etymology: From intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + mediare; also intermedius

  3. intermediate(Noun)

    Any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product.

    Etymology: From intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + mediare; also intermedius

  4. intermediate(Verb)

    to mediate, to be an intermediate

    Etymology: From intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + mediare; also intermedius

  5. intermediate(Verb)

    to arrange, in the manner of a broker

    Central banks need to regulate the entities that intermediate monetary transactions.

    Etymology: From intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + mediare; also intermedius

  6. intermediate(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from inter + mediare; also intermedius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intermediate(adj)

    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 colors

    Etymology: [Pref. inter- + mediate: cf. F. intermdiat.]

  2. Intermediate(verb)

    to come between; to intervene; to interpose

    Etymology: [Pref. inter- + mediate: cf. F. intermdiat.]

Freebase

  1. Intermediate

    The intermediate user level indicates that a topic is intended for users who have moved beyond basic concepts and functionality but have not yet reached the advanced level.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intermediate

    in-tėr-mē′di-āt, adj. in the middle between: intervening—also Intermē′diary, Intermē′dial.—ns. Intermē′diacy, state of being intermediate; Intermē′diary, an intermediate agent.—adv. Intermē′diately.—n. Intermediā′tion, act of intermediating; Intermē′dium, a medium between: an intervening agent or instrument.

Editors Contribution

  1. intermediate

    A moderate level or point.

    The color purple is an intermediate color between red and blue.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intermediate' in Adjectives Frequency: #865

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intermediate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intermediate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of intermediate in a Sentence

  1. Doug Kass:

    I view the current underperformance in banks stocks as an important intermediate-term opportunity to acquire valuable long term investments, deutsche Bank's woes are actually a positive for U.S. money center banks that are rapidly gaining share in fixed-income trading and retail and corporate lending.

  2. Carlos Santiago:

    We don't have an intermediate position.

  3. Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete:

    European countries are fighting for a long-term goal ...but we need an intermediate target (for the long-term goal) by 2050 to act as a benchmark to see how are performing.

  4. Michael Corbat:

    The benefits of tax reform aren't yet fully into our economy. Not yet fully appreciated in terms of the intermediate impact they can have.

  5. Harry Harris:

    This fact is significant because the U.S. has no comparable capability due to our adherence to the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia.

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