from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being intermediate
  • n. intervention

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Interposition; intervention.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being intermediate, or of acting intermediately; intermediate agency; interposition; intervention.


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  • Obviously we all understand that the whole period of growing up is one long exercise in intermediacy.


  • The intermediacy of the archaeocete whales of Wadi Al-Hitan is corroborated by skeletal features like the retention of well-formed hind limbs, feet, and toes in Basilosaurus and in Dorudon.

    Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt

  • In the intermediacy, the brain begins to hallucinate, to supply the visual and experiential cues of the dream-state without unconsciousness.

    columba-kos Diary Entry

  • It is only a short step from this to agreeing that no intermediacy, of names or anything else, between the would-be knower and the object known can do anything but impede the learning process.

    Plato's Cratylus

  • Great diversity occurs in this lower area representing degrees of intermediacy between the redband and the coastal rainbow trout.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • In other words, Lord Worth, through the invaluable intermediacy of Commander Larsen, picked his men with extreme care.


  • Not only is it phrased in the most friendly terms, but it invites a submission of further evidence regarding the Lusitania's alleged guns and even the resumption of negotiations with Great Britain through American intermediacy.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • Since it has a nature which is peculiar to itself and different from our individual nature, it pursues ends which are likewise special to it; but, as it cannot attain them except through our intermediacy; it imperiously demands our aid.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Edwin was often astonished at the increasing resemblance of Clara to her aunt, with whom, thanks to the unconscious intermediacy of babies, she was even indeed quite intimate.


  • Several of the aspirants to Ice-Heart's hand had been chosen by them and conveyed to the neighborhood of the palace by their intermediacy from remote lands.

    A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others


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