American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Between; among: international.
- In the midst of; within: intertropical.
- Mutual; mutually: interrelate.
- Reciprocal; reciprocally: intermingle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A prefix signifying among, between, amid.
- From Latin inter- ("between"), changed to intel- before l as in intellegere; see also inter ("between"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English entre-, inter-, from Old French entre-, from Latin inter-, from inter; see en in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon has an MFA in Visual Studies program in which "students respond to the art world's constant evolution with rigorous creative and critical investigation" -- that presumably means inter- or multi-disciplinary work in the fine arts.”
“Boully has captured the darkness of Barrie's text, and in elevating its inter- and sub-textualities to the level of discourse she illuminates and reinvigorates her source material without sacrificing any of its creepiness, wonder, or violence.”
“He said the School Games project, a series of inter- and intra-school competitions that climax in events on the Olympic Park, had reached just over half of all schools.”
“Concern lingers among those at the sharp end but a new funding formula – based around plans for a network of inter- and intra-school competition that will culminate in regional and national finals – has given them confidence.”
“All of the ostensible scoundrels are scoundrels to the core, and their scheming, both inter- and intra-clan, is Byzantine to the point of being barely fathomable.”
“Apart from remedial education, LeMay had to juggle several administrative balls at once: Allied, inter- and intraservice politics; supply and logistics; intelligence and targeting; maintenance; and personnel concerns.”
“Because inter- begins so many words, it is not a popular new combining form.”
“As a result, even with a well-developed agreement, a partnership may fail because of poor implementation, including inadequate inter- and intra-organizational communication.”
“Perhaps the most valuable Internet-based tool is e-mail, both the ability to copy and forward all messages directed to, and received from, the key account and continuously log all inter- and intra- organizational communications.”
“It is indeed unfortunate that political, religious, and business leaders whose positions would let them restore inter- and intraspecies peace and environmental health are among those who tumble through life caught in the dark clutches of personal corruption and negativity.”
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