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"intermediate" in British English

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intermediateadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmiː.di.ət/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
B1 being between two other ​related things, ​levels, or ​points: There are three ​levels of ​difficulty in this ​game: ​low, intermediate, and high. This ​novel is too ​difficult for intermediate ​students of ​English.

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(Definition of intermediate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intermediate" in American English

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intermediateadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪn·tərˈmid·i·ət/
being or ​happening between two other ​related things, ​levels, or ​points: a ​student of ​English at the intermediate ​level
(Definition of intermediate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"intermediate" in Business English

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intermediateadjective

uk   us   /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 ​economicforecast.
having ​reached a fairly good ​level of ​skill or ​knowledge: Only 14% of British ​workers had intermediate ​levelvocationalqualifications, compared with 46% in Germany. The ​resortoffers excellent skiing whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or ​advanced.
(Definition of intermediate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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