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[meen-tahym] /ˈminˌtaɪm/
the intervening time:
The party is Tuesday, but in the meantime I have to shop and prepare the food.
Origin of meantime
1300-50; Middle English; see mean3, time Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for meantime


the intervening time or period, as between events (esp in the phrase in the meantime)
another word for meanwhile
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Word Origin and History for meantime

also mean time, mid-14c., from mean (adj.2) "middle, intermediate" + time (n.). Late 14c. as an adverb.

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