Meaning of intermediate

in•ter•me•di•ate

Pronunciation: (in"tur-mē'dē-it), [key]
— adj.
  1. being, situated, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.: the intermediate steps in a procedure.
  2. of or pertaining to an intermediate school.
  3. mid-size.
—n.
  1. a person who acts between others; intermediary; mediator.
  2. something intermediate, as a form or class.
  3. a derivative of the initial material formed before the desired product of a chemical process.

in•ter•me•di•ate

Pronunciation: (in"tur-mē'dē-āt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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