Definition of “intermediate” - English Dictionary

“intermediate” in British English

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uk /ˌɪn.təˈmiː.di.ət/ us /ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈmiː.di.ət/

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.

More examples

  • We can teach dancers up to intermediate level here.
  • The website is intended for intermediate and advanced French-language students and teachers.
  • The Grade VI music syllabus is classed as 'intermediate', and Grade VII is called 'advanced'.
  • He won the 110 metres hurdles event, taking his intermediate score in the competition to 5562 points.
  • As a fairly experience walker, I think you might be able to cope with one of our intermediate-grade walking holidays.

(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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uk /ˌɪntəˈmiːdiət/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)