noun in·ter·im \ˈin-tə-rəm\

: a period of time between events

Full Definition of INTERIM

:  an intervening time :  interval

Examples of INTERIM

  1. <there was a brief interim in the proceedings while everyone got organized>

Origin of INTERIM

Latin, adverb, meanwhile, from inter between — more at inter-
First Known Use: circa 1580



: used or accepted for a limited time : not permanent

Full Definition of INTERIM

:  done, made, appointed, or occurring for an interim

Examples of INTERIM

  1. <putting up some students in local motels is obviously just an interim solution to the college's housing shortage>
  2. <will serve as interim head of the police department until the investigation is completed>

First Known Use of INTERIM

INTERIM Defined for Kids


noun in·ter·im \ˈin-tə-rəm\

Definition of INTERIM for Kids

:  a period of time between events <He studied during the interim between tests.>


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