Meaning of INTERMEDIATE in English

/ ˌɪntəˈmiːdiət; NAmE -tərˈm-/ adjective , noun

■ adjective


[ usually before noun ] intermediate (between A and B) located between two places, things, states, etc. :

an intermediate stage / step in a process

Liquid crystals are considered to be intermediate between liquid and solid.


having more than a basic knowledge of sth but not yet advanced; suitable for sb who is at this level :

an intermediate skier / student, etc.

an intermediate coursebook

pre- / upper-intermediate classes

■ noun

a person who is learning sth and who has more than a basic knowledge of it but is not yet advanced



late Middle English : from medieval Latin intermediatus , from Latin intermedius , from inter- between + medius middle.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.