I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin intermediatus, from Latin intermedius, from inter- + medius mid, middle — more at mid Date: 15th century 1. being or occurring at the middle place, stage, or degree or between extremes 2. of or relating to an intermediate school <
an intermediate curriculum
intermediately adverbintermediateness noun II. noun Date: 1650 1. one that is intermediate 2. mediator, go-between 3. a. a chemical compound synthesized from simpler compounds and usually intended to be used in later syntheses of more complex products b. a usually short-lived chemical species formed in a reaction as an intermediate step between the starting material and the final product 4. an automobile larger than a compact but smaller than a full-sized automobile III. intransitive verb Etymology: Medieval Latin intermediatus, past participle of intermediare, from Latin inter- + Late Latin mediare to mediate Date: 1610 1. intervene, interpose 2. to act as an intermediate

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