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interim

[ in-ter-uhm ]
/ ˈɪn tər əm /
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noun
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.
(initial capital letter)Church History. any of three provisional arrangements for the settlement of religious differences between German Protestants and Roman Catholics during the Reformation.
adjective
for, during, belonging to, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional: an interim order; an interim job.
adverb
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Origin of interim

1540–50; <Latin: in the meantime
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British Dictionary definitions for interim (1 of 2)

interim
/ (ˈɪntərɪm) /

adjective
(prenominal) temporary, provisional, or interveninginterim measures to deal with the emergency
noun
the interim the intervening time; the meantime (esp in the phrase in the interim)
adverb
rare meantime

Word Origin for interim

C16: from Latin: meanwhile

British Dictionary definitions for interim (2 of 2)

Interim
/ (ˈɪntərɪm) /

noun
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

interim

see in the interim.

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