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Lying or occurring between two extremes or in a middle position or state: an aircraft having an intermediate range; an intermediate school.
1. One that is in a middle position or state.
2. An intermediary.
3. Chemistry A substance formed as a necessary stage in the manufacture of a desired end product.
4. An automobile that is smaller than a full-sized model but larger than a compact.
intr.v. (-āt′) in·ter·me·di·at·ed, in·ter·me·di·at·ing, in·ter·me·di·ates
1. To act as an intermediary; mediate.
2. To intervene.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin intermediātus, from Late Latin intermedius : Latin inter-, inter- + Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·me′di·a·cy n.
in′ter·me′di·ate·ly adv.
in′ter·me′di·a′tion n.
in′ter·me′di·a′tor n.


(ˌɪn tərˈmi di ə si)

the state of being intermediate or of acting intermediately.
References in classic literature ?
Her looks asked him to forgive her for having dared, by Natasha's intermediacy, to remind him of his promise, and then thanked him for his love.
It should be understood that the hybrid cultivars or strains are not simply first generation hybrids, but represent various degrees of stabilized intermediacy, essentially representing all degrees of variation between the parental groups, so that there is continuous variation among fiber races, and similarly continuous variation among narcotic races.
With this pattern of intermediacy in mind, we suggest that plants possessing gemmae intermediate in size and shape to the descriptions provided here should be examined for abortive spores and other signs of hybridity, such as intermediate leaf shape and stomate distribution.
Hybrid speciation in sparrows I: phenotypic intermediacy, genetic admixture and barriers to gene flow.
Defining Intermediacy of Motivational Beliefs in the Children Creativity Model With An Attitude Towards Familial and School Variables and Attributive Beliefs In The Primary School Students.
Zhang and Chen [25] in their study called "leadership development and organizational citizenship behavior: intermediacy of autonomy, supervision and organizational identity" concluded that 469 of the supervisors had a fair organizational citizenship behavior response.
Bicarbonate enhances alphasynuclein oligomerization and nitration: intermediacy of carbonate radical anion and nitrogen dioxide radical.
He obviates the need for a vehicle of the soul by defining the whole continuum with the intermediacy of the vehicle.
To the extent that people conceive of certain bundles of traits as collectively intermediate rather than merely eclectic, the concept of intermediacy might actually pose a more fundamental challenge than opposition, in that it challenges the very coherence of the masculine-feminine divide.
Nicholas Birns's paper deals with intermediacy in The Hobbit; it's especially concerned with Bilbo's characterization, unusual in children's literature, as middle-aged, but also addresses other issues of world-building and story structure that reinforce this motif of "starting in the middle': maps, the sense of the past, racial characteristics and relations.
Herbert Tucker has suggested that Browning quotes only Marot's first two lines "to emphasize the intermediacy of his position," suspended between "a past that cannot be restored and an indeterminate future.
Rico) Seigler & Ebinger is of hybrid origin, as indicated by the intermediacy of characters, and whether V.