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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.
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Adv.1.intermediately - to an intermediate degree; "intermediately hot"
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A ponderous tow-headed Swiss woman, who put on many fine-lady airs, but was evidently more used to washing linen than wearing it, sat in a corner seat and put her legs across into the opposite one, propping them intermediately with her up-ended valise.
SPPAL says this allows empty trays to be stored intermediately in designated areas to save energy during off-peak periods rather than leaving them to continue going around the system.
CDC investigators found the Klebsiella pneumoniae, which the woman contracted in India, totally resistant to 26 antibiotics, including all aminoglycosides and polymyxins, and intermediately resistant to tigecycline (a tetracycline derivative).
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in the United States indicated that the isolate was resistant to 26 antibiotics, including all aminoglycosides and polymyxins tested, and intermediately resistant to tigecycline (a tetracycline derivative developed in response to emerging antibiotic resistance).
Out of six VRE isolates, four isolates had MIC of >128 [micro]g/mL, one isolate had MIC of 64 [micro]g/mL and remaining one isolate turned out to be intermediately resistant to vancomycin having MIC of 16 [micro]g/mL.
However 25% of the isolates were intermediately resistant to ciprofloxacin, and resistance to quinolones should carefully be considered due to the importance of these antimicrobials in the treatment of infections caused by Aeromonas spp.
The three patients who presented intermediately with intraluminal haemorrhage were all successfully managed endoscopically.
Characterization of strains as susceptible, intermediately resistant or resistant were done as based on the size of the inhibition zone according to the manufacturer's instruction which matched the interpretive criteria recommended by WHO.
Caption: Figure 4: Proportions of typical textures in primary recrystallization samples under different intermediate annealing processes: (a) test group of samples intermediately annealed at 850[degrees]C; (b) test group of samples intermediately annealed at 820[degrees]C.