I'm trying to translate the Czech word mezivýsledek - the result of a part of calculation used to come up with the final result. E.g. gcd is an (unknown word) in the calculation of lcm, since lcm(a,b) = |a*b|/gcd(a,b).

According to my dictionary, the expression I'm looking for is intermediate result, but I failed to find any usage. Should I use intermediate result, or is there a more suitable term?

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"Intermediate result" is completely correct - I use that in my programming job all the time.

Another idiom is "interim result" - but that's more for when the final result will be delayed for quite a while: many days or weeks.

"The interim result explains our optimistic forecast. But of course we won't really know until the final result!"

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