I. intransitive verb Date: 1874 to merge gradually one with another through a continuous series of intermediate forms II. noun Date: 1888 an intermediate form

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  • intergrade — [in΄tər grād′; ] for n. [ in′tər grād΄] vi. intergraded, intergrading to pass into another form or kind by a series of intermediate grades n. an intermediate grade; transitional form intergradation [in΄tərgrā dā′shən, in΄tərgrədā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

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  • intergrade — n. /in teuhr grayd /; v. /in teuhr grayd /, n., v., intergraded, intergrading. n. 1. an intermediate grade, form, stage, etc. v.i. 2. to merge gradually, one into another, as different species through evolution. [1870 75; INTER + GRADE] * * * …   Universalium

  • intergrade — verb To pass or change from one state to another by steps or stages …   Wiktionary

  • intergrade — n. intermediate stage, intermediate form …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intergrade — verb Biology pass into another form by a series of intervening forms. Derivatives intergradation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • intergrade —   To merge into each other in a series of stages, forms, or types, e.g. in a hybrid zone …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • intergrade — in·ter·grade …   English syllables

  • intergrade — in•ter•grade n. [[t]ˈɪn tərˌgreɪd[/t]] v. [[t]ˌɪn tərˈgreɪd[/t]] n. v. grad•ed, grad•ing 1) an intermediate grade, form, stage, etc 2) bio to merge gradually one into another through a series of intermediate stages or grades, as different species …   From formal English to slang

  • intergrade — noun /ˈɪntəgreɪd/ (say intuhgrayd) 1. an intermediate grade. –verb (i) /ɪntəˈgreɪd/ (say intuh grayd) (intergraded, intergrading) 2. to pass gradually, one into another, as different species. –intergradation /ɪntəgrəˈdeɪʃən/ (say intuhgruh… …   Australian English dictionary

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