interim

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1in·ter·im

noun \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

2interim

adjective

: 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

1604

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