[in-ter-mee-dee-eyt] /ˌɪn tərˈmi diˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), intermediated, intermediating.
to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.
occurring or situated between two points, extremes, places, etc; in between
(of a class, course, etc) suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence
(physics) (of a neutron) having an energy between 100 and 100 000 electronvolts
(geology) (of such igneous rocks as syenite) containing between 55 and 66 per cent silica
a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
(intransitive) to act as an intermediary or mediator
early 15c., from Medieval Latin intermediatus “lying between,” from Latin intermedius “that which is between,” from inter- “between” (see inter-) + medius “in the middle” (see medial (adj.)).
c.1600, from inter- + mediate (v.). Related: Intermediated; intermediating.
intermediate in·ter·me·di·ate (ĭn’tər-mē’dē-ĭt)
Lying or occurring in a middle position or state. n.
A substance formed in the course of a chemical reaction or the synthesis of a desired end product that then participates in the the process until it is either deactivated or consumed.
- Intermediate distribution frame
networking (IDF) A network closet containing a secondary hub, fed from the main hub. (1995-05-05)
- Intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve
intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve n. The lateral terminal branch of the superficial peroneal nerve, supplying the dorsum of the foot and the dorsal nerves to the toes.
noun, Radio. 1. the middle frequency in a superheterodyne receiver, at which most of the amplification takes place. Abbreviation: if. noun 1. (electronics) the frequency to which the signal carrier frequency is changed in a superheterodyne receiver and at which most of the amplification takes place
- Intermediate great muscle
intermediate great muscle n. See intermediate vastus muscle.