meanwhile

[meen-hwahyl, -wahyl]
noun
adverb
2.
in the intervening time; during the interval.
3.
at the same time: Meanwhile, the others were back home enjoying themselves.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see mean3, while

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meanwhile (ˈmiːnˌwaɪl)
 
adv
1.  during the intervening time or period
2.  at the same time, esp in another place
 
n
3.  another word for meantime

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meanwhile
mid-14c., from mean "middle, intermediate" + while.
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Example sentences
It is a gamble, and meanwhile ordinary probation services look likely to be
  squeezed.
Meanwhile the spiders have lived with people for years, apparently without
  biting them.
Meanwhile pharmaceutical companies do not have drugs in the pipeline to combat
  the new bug strains.
Meanwhile he has little interest in disrupting a venture that produces profits
  and jobs.
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