Intervening means happening between other things. Middle school is an intervening phase between elementary school and high school.
- Pronunciation: / ,ɪntɚ'vinɪŋ/
- English description: occurring or falling between events or points in time
- Synonyms: middle
- Chinese Translation: 中间的(zhong1 jian1 de)
- Spanish Translation: mediante
- ORIGIN: Intervening is an adjective that comes from the Latin intervenire, from inter-, meaning “between,” and venire, meaning “come.” That which is intervening comes between. The intervening period of your life between high school and college could involve a stint in the circus. You never know.
- School resource officers have been criticized recently as a number of videos have gone viral showing officers aggressively intervening in disciplinary matters involving students.
- But given the events of the intervening years, the relative peace and prosperity of the decade still generates a nostalgic affection for many Americans.
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