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Definition of "intermediate" []

  • Lying or occurring between two extremes or in a middle position or state: an aircraft having an intermediate range; an intermediate school. (adjective)
  • One that is in a middle position or state. (noun)
  • An intermediary. (noun)
  • Chemistry A substance formed as a necessary stage in the manufacture of a desired end product. (noun)
  • An automobile that is smaller than a full-sized model but larger than a compact. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intermediate" in a sentence
  • "Schumacher's emphasis on what he called "intermediate technology" neither basic nor large-scale as the solution to many of the world's problems led to the creation of the Intermediate Technology Development Group, now Practical Action, which recently hosted a celebration of his life."
  • "Robert Stovall, managing director of Wood Asset Management, tells Wallace Forbes about ways to invest in what he calls the intermediate term, cyclical bull market that we're in."
  • "If there were only one term intermediate between E and F (viz. that the circle is made equal to a rectilinear figure by the help of lunules), we should be near to knowledge."