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 for intermediate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intermediate \In`ter*me"di*ate\, a. [Pref. inter- + mediate: cf.
     F. interm['e]diat.]
     1. 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 colors.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Hence: Of or pertaining to an intermediate school; as,
        intermediate education.
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intermediate \In`ter*me"di*ate\, v. i.
     To come between; to intervene; to interpose. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intermediate \In`ter*me"di*ate\, n.
     1. A person who intermediates between others, especially in
        negotiations; an intermediary; a mediator.
     2. Something that is intermediate.
     3. Specifically: (Chem.) A compound which is produced in the
        course of a chemical synthesis, which is not itself the
        final product, but is used in further reactions which
        produce the final product; also called synthetic
        intermediate, intermediate compound or intermediate
        product; -- contrasted to starting material and end
        product or final product. There may be many different
        intermediates between the starting material and end
        product in the course of a complex synthesis; as, many
        industrial chemicals are produced primarily to be used as
        intermediates in other syntheses.
     Note: The term has the same meaning with respect to
           intermediate compounds produced in a biosynthetic
           pathway in living organisms.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lying between two extremes in time or space or state;
             "going from sitting to standing without intermediate
             pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a
             process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an
             intermediate range plane" [ant: terminal]
      2: around the middle of a scale of evaluation; "an orange of
         average size"; "intermediate capacity"; "medium bombers"
         [syn: average, intermediate, medium]
      n 1: a substance formed during a chemical process before the
           desired product is obtained
      v 1: act between parties with a view to reconciling differences;
           "He interceded in the family dispute"; "He mediated a
           settlement" [syn: intercede, mediate, intermediate,
           liaise, arbitrate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  158 Moby Thesaurus words for "intermediate":
     Charlie McCarthy, Hydromatic, act between, agent, amidships,
     ancilla, appliance, arbitrate, arbitrational, arbitrative,
     arbitrator, automatic transmission, average, banal, bargain,
     broker, center, central, cogwheel, coming between, common,
     connection, contact, contrivance, core, creature, deputy, device,
     differential, differential gear, dummy, dupe, entrepreneur,
     equatorial, equidistant, fair, fairish, freewheel, front,
     front man, gear, gear train, gearbox, gearing, gearshift,
     gearwheel, go between, go-between, going between, halfway,
     handmaid, handmaiden, high, implement, indifferent, instrument,
     interagent, intercede, interceder, intercessional, intercessor,
     intercessory, intercurrent, interfere, interior, interjacent,
     interlocutory, intermedial, intermediary, intermediate agent,
     intermediator, intermediatory, intermedium, internuncio,
     interpleader, interpose, intervene, intervener, intervenient,
     intervening, interventional, interventionist, interventor, judge,
     lever, low, make terms, mean, mechanism, medial, median, mediate,
     mediating, mediative, mediator, mediatorial, mediatory, mediocre,
     mediterranean, medium, meet halfway, mesial, mesne, mezzo, mid,
     middle, middle-of-the-road, middleman, middlemost, middling,
     midland, midmost, midships, midway, midwife, minion, moderate,
     mouthpiece, negotiant, negotiate, negotiator, negotiatress,
     negotiatrix, neutral, normal, nuclear, ombudsman, ordinary, organ,
     overdrive, pacificatory, pawn, plaything, puppet, rack, referee,
     represent, reverse, routine, servant, slave, so-so, spokesman,
     spokeswoman, standard, standard transmission, step in, stick shift,
     stooge, synchromesh, tool, toy, transitional, transmission,
     treat with, umpire, usual, vehicle

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