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interim

[in-ter-uh m] /ˈɪn tər əm/
noun
1.
an intervening time; interval; meantime:
School doesn't start till September, but he's taking a Spanish class in the interim.
2.
a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift:
As an interim, her summer job was pretty good.
3.
(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
4.
for, during, belonging to, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional:
an interim order; an interim job.
adverb
5.
Origin of interim
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin: in the meantime
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  • Even for poor Adela's own sake such an interim was undesirable.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • In the interim Tanner walked to where Schofield stood, silent.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • Until that time he was to consider himself on the staff of Admiral Wong-lih, who would find employment for him in the interim.

    A Chinese Command Harry Collingwood
  • And this mass of music was produced in the interim of school drudgery.

  • interim equites exploratum praemissi rem uti erat quietam nuntiant.

    De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
British Dictionary definitions for interim

interim

/ˈɪntərɪm/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) temporary, provisional, or intervening: interim measures to deal with the emergency
noun
2.
the interim, the intervening time; the meantime (esp in the phrase in the interim)
adverb
3.
(rare) meantime
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: meanwhile

Interim

/ˈɪntərɪm/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for interim
n.

1540s, from Latin interim (adv.) "in the meantime, meanwhile," originally "in the midst of that," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + im, ancient adverb from stem of pronoun is "this, that."

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