Hypertext Webster Gateway: "intermediate"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Intermediate \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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Intermediate \In`ter*me"di*ate\, v. i.
To come between; to intervene; to interpose. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: 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" [ant: {first}, {last}]
2: 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" [syn: {average}, {medium}]
n : a substance formed during a chemical process before the
desired product is obtained
v : act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
"He interceded in the family dispute";"He mediated a
settlement" [syn: {intercede}, {mediate}, {liaise}, {arbitrate}]

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