an intervening time; interval; meantime: School doesn't start till September, but he's taking a Spanish class in the interim.
a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift: As an interim, her summer job was pretty good.
Interim, Church History. any of three provisional arrangements for the settlement of religious differences between German Protestants and Roman Catholics during the Reformation.
for, during, belonging to, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional: This is just an interim arrangement till office renovations are finished.She is the organization’s interim director while the board reviews applications for the role.
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How to use interim in a sentence
He was named interim president of the WDSF and convinced leadership to relocate its headquarters from Barcelona to Lausanne, Switzerland, where the IOC is based.How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage | Rick Maese | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Medhurst, who will continue to host the Nationals postgame show on WJFK, was the station’s primary fill-in host in the afternoons after Chad Dukes was fired in late October and has served as the interim midday host since last month.Brian Mitchell and JP Finlay will co-host show as part of new lineups at 106.7 the Fan, Team 980 | Scott Allen | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
This would include the Oslo Accords, signed in 1995 as an interim agreement.Israel leads the world in vaccination rates, but a key group is missing from the data | By Yara M. Asi/The Conversation | February 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
Everett Lott, interim director of the District Department of Transportation, said in a statement that the redesign is “an important milestone” in making the area safer.D.C. acquires ‘Dave Thomas Circle’ on New York Avenue through eminent domain | Dana Hedgpeth | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Mayor Todd Gloria, then Council president who took over as interim mayor, decided to keep working with Hughes.How a Volunteer Helped Get the City Into Its Biggest Real Estate Debacle | Lisa Halverstadt | January 29, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Importantly, as part of the interim plan, Iran has diluted or converted its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium.
To date, much of the details of the diplomacy and even the interim deal between Iran and the West are shrouded in secrecy.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama | Eli Lake | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That means Hwang could have consolidated his position in the interim and now feels secure enough to travel for a day.
In the interim, I had to decide whether I was going to quit or be a professional and finish the scene.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story | Aurora Snow | August 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That brings us to the next theory: Alex Vause is Nancy during her behind-bars interim.Orange Is the New Weeds: The Adventures of Jenji Kohan Across the 8th Dimension | Rich Goldstein, Emily Shire | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Railways of course formed part of our inquiry, but they were dealt with in our interim Reports.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Richardotus, spoke somewhat more plainly, That he knew not what in this interim should be done against England.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
During the interim Severne had found that his glooming was becoming altogether too realistic for his peace of mind.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
He had just been betrothed, was not yet wedded; thought good to turn the interim to advantage in that way.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. I. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
What the Tobacco-Parliament's specific insinuations and deliberations were, in this alarming interim, no Hansard gives us a hint.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for interim (1 of 2)
(prenominal) temporary, provisional, or intervening: interim measures to deal with the emergency
the interim the intervening time; the meantime (esp in the phrase in the interim)
British Dictionary definitions for Interim (2 of 2)
any of three provisional arrangements made during the Reformation by the German emperor and Diet to regulate religious differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants
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Other Idioms and Phrases with interim
see in the interim.
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