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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.]
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|Noun||1.||intermediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties|
mediatrix - a woman who is a mediator
diplomat - a person who deals tactfully with others
marriage broker, matcher, matchmaker - someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others
moderator - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence
negotiant, negotiator, treater - someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
second hand - an intermediate person; used in the phrase `at second hand'; "he could learn at second hand from books"