Matric vs Intermediate - What's the difference?

matric | intermediate |

As nouns the difference between matric and intermediate

is that matric is (south africa) the final year of high school while intermediate is anything in an intermediate position.

As an adjective intermediate is

being between two extremes, or in the middle of a range.

As a verb intermediate is

to mediate, to be an intermediate.




(en noun)
  • (South Africa) The final year of high school.
  • (South Africa) Someone in their final year of high school.
  • *1979 , , A Dry White Season , Vintage 1998, p. 37:
  • *:Once, when some money disappeared […], it was Ben who took the cleaner under his wing and instituted inquiries which revealed a group of matric boys to be the culprits.
  • Anagrams





    (en adjective)
  • Being between two extremes, or in the middle of a range.
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=3 , which covered his belly to the navel and gave it the air of a flesh brush; and soon I felt it joining close to mine, when he had drove the nail up to the head, and left no partition but the intermediate hair on both sides.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=The yawning gap in neuroscientists’ understanding of their topic is in the intermediate scale of the brain’s anatomy. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes and ganglia of the brain do what. But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure.}}


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    (en noun)
  • Anything in an intermediate position.
  • An intermediary.
  • (chemistry) Any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product.
  • Verb

  • to mediate, to be an intermediate
  • to arrange, in the manner of a broker
  • Central banks need to regulate the entities that intermediate monetary transactions.

    Derived terms

    * intermediation *