adj., n., & v.
adj. coming between two things in time, place, order, character, etc.
n. 1 an intermediate thing. 2 a chemical compound formed by one reaction and then used in another, esp. during synthesis.
v.intr. (foll. by between) act as intermediary; mediate. intermediate frequency the frequency to which a radio signal is converted during heterodyne reception. intermediacy n. intermediately adv. intermediateness n. intermediation n. intermediator n.
[ med.L intermediatus (as INTER-, medius middle) ]