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intermediate

adjective average, between, central, compromising, equidistant, halfway, inserted, instrumental, intercurrent, interjacent, intermediary, interposed, intervening, mean, medial, median, mediatorial, medium, medius, mesial, mesne, mid, middle, midmost, moderate, neutral, transitional
Associated concepts: interlocutory order, intermediate appellate court, intermediate order
Foreign phrases: Extremis probatis, praesumuntur media.When the extremes have been proved, those things which are between them are presumed.
See also: adjuster, advocate, agent, arbiter, arbitrator, average, counselor, go-between, instrumentality, interagent, intercede, interim, interpose, medium, mesne, ministerial, negotiate, procurator, referee
References in classic literature ?
Some intermediate qualities have names, such as grey and sallow and all the other colours that come between white and black; in other cases, however, it is not easy to name the intermediate, but we must define it as that which is not either extreme, as in the case of that which is neither good nor bad, neither just nor unjust.
But those contraries which have an intermediate are not subject to any such necessity.
Here ample time will be given not only to look over the city, which was founded six hundred years before the Christian era, and its artificial port, the finest of the kind in the Mediterranean, but to visit Paris during the Great Exhibition; and the beautiful city of Lyons, lying intermediate, from the heights of which, on a clear day, Mont Blanc and the Alps can be distinctly seen.
The French army melted away at the uniform rate of a mathematical progression; and that crossing of the Berezina about which so much has been written was only one intermediate stage in its destruction, and not at all the decisive episode of the campaign.
It has often been loosely said that all our races of dogs have been produced by the crossing of a few aboriginal species; but by crossing we can get only forms in some degree intermediate between their parents; and if we account for our several domestic races by this process, we must admit the former existence of the most extreme forms, as the Italian greyhound, bloodhound, bull-dog, in the wild state.
I will make only one other geological remark: although the Portillo chain is here higher than the Peuquenes, the waters draining the intermediate valleys, have burst through it.
Flint's Pond, a mile eastward, allowing for the disturbance occasioned by its inlets and outlets, and the smaller intermediate ponds also, sympathize with Walden, and recently attained their greatest height at the same time with the latter.
And a narrative it remains both in the speeches which the poet recites from time to time and in the intermediate passages?
He was in an intermediate state between sleeping and waking; at variance with himself, with his company, with the country, and with the government.
This business, she rightly I think concluded, that she should by no means forward by mixing in the company while they were together; she therefore ordered her servants, that when my lord was going, they should tell him she desired to speak with him; and employed the intermediate time in meditating how best to accomplish a scheme, which she made no doubt but his lordship would very readily embrace the execution of.
Between memory-image and sensation there is an intermediate experience concerning the immediate past.
The Russian fashion of match-making by the offices if intermediate persons was for some reason considered unseemly; it was ridiculed by every one, and by the princess herself.