Definition of intermediate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈmiːdiət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntərˈmiːdiət//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] located between two places, things, states, etc. an intermediate stage/step in a process intermediate between A and B Liquid crystals are considered to be intermediate between liquid and solid.
  2. 2having more than a basic knowledge of something but not yet advanced; suitable for somebody who is at this level an intermediate skier/student, etc. an intermediate coursebook pre-/upper-intermediate classes See related entries: Language skills
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin intermediatus, from Latin intermedius, from inter- ‘between’ + medius ‘middle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intermediate