Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Between; among: international.
  • In the midst of; within: intertropical.
  • Mutual; mutually: interrelate.
  • Reciprocal; reciprocally: intermingle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • among, between, amid, during, within, mutual, reciprocal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A prefix signifying among, between, amid.

Etymologies

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)
From Latin inter- ("between"), changed to intel- before l as in intellegere; see also inter ("between"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Daniel Grant: New M.F.A. Programs Focus on Art in the Public Realm

  • 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.

    Seth Abramson: December 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews

  • 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.

    Jeremy Hunt defends government attempts to honour Olympic legacy

  • 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.

    Jeremy Hunt 'blown away' by sport's ability to inspire young people | Owen Gibson

  • 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.

    'Shame': Tracking The Travails of Lost Souls

  • 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.

    Whirlwind

  • Because inter- begins so many words, it is not a popular new combining form.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • As a result, even with a well-developed agreement, a partnership may fail because of poor implementation, including inadequate inter- and intra-organizational communication.

    KEY ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

  • 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.

    KEY ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

  • 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.

    Songs of the Arcturians

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