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Relating to transportation by more than one means of conveyance, as by truck and rail: intermodal transport.
1. (Commerce) (of a transport system) using different modes of conveyance in conjunction, such as ships, aircraft, road vehicles, etc
2. (Commerce) (of a container) able to be carried by different modes of conveyance without being unpacked
3. (Psychology) psychol denoting an interaction between different senses
in•ter•mod•al(ˌɪn tərˈmoʊd l)
pertaining to transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck, ship, and rail.
Type of international freight system that permits transshipping among sea, highway, rail, and air modes of transportation through use of American National Standards Institute and International Organization for Standardization containers, line-haul assets, and handling equipment. See also American National Standards Institute; International Organization for Standardization.