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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: intermediatus, from Latin intermedius, from medius 'middle'

intermediate

1 adjective
     
in‧ter‧me‧di‧ate1
1
a) an intermediate class, course etc is at a level of knowledge or skill that is between the basic level and the advanced level:
a book aimed at students at the intermediate level and above
b) intermediate students, sports players etc have reached a level of knowledge or skill that is between the basic level and the advanced level:
intermediate learners of English
2 an intermediate stage in a process of development is between two other stages:
an intermediate stage during which the disease is dormant

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