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.
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.
In·ter·me·di·ate v. i. To come between; to intervene; to interpose.
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]