intermediate

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Intermediate is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

adjective, noun
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ɪntə(r)ˈmɪidɪiət/, SAMPA: /Int@(r)"mi:di:@t/
  • (US) enPR: /ĭn-tər-mē'dē-ət/, IPA (key): /ˌɪntɚˈmɪidɪiət/, SAMPA: /Int@`"mIidIi@t/
verb
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ɪntə(r)ˈmɪidˌɪieɪt/, SAMPA: /Int@(r)"mi:d%i:eIt/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˌɪntɚˈmɪidɪieɪt/, SAMPA: /Int@`"mIidIieIt/

Adjective[change]

Positive
intermediate

Comparative
more intermediate

Superlative
most intermediate

  1. If something is intermediate, it is between other things.
    Most people who get beyond the beginner stage get stuck being intermediate.
    These sounds can represent an intermediate stage between animal communication and language.

Noun[change]

Singular
intermediate

Plural
intermediates

  1. An intermediate is someone who acts between other people.
  2. An intermediate is something that is intermediate.

Synonyms[change]