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English definition of “intermediate”


adjective     /ˌɪntəˈmiːdiət/
intermediate activities or decisions happen during a process , rather than at the beginning or end of it: The five-month program has been broken down into a series of separate , intermediate goals . Fed officials warned that there were many intermediate issues to be dealt with before making definitive changes to their economic forecast .
having reached a fairly good level of skill or knowledge : Only 14% of British workers had intermediate level vocational qualifications , compared with 46% in Germany. The resort offers excellent skiing whether you are a beginner , intermediate, or advanced .
(Definition of intermediate adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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