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per diem

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adverb per di·em \(ˌ)pər-ˈdē-əm, -ˈdī-\

Simple Definition of per diem

  • : for each day : per day

Full Definition of per diem

  1. :  by the day :  for each day

Examples of per diem

  1. Employees will be given $20 per diem for expenses.



Origin of per diem

Medieval Latin


First Known Use: 1520

Rhymes with per diem


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per diem

adjective per di·em

Definition of per diem

  1. 1 :  based on use or service by the day :  daily

  2. 2 :  paid by the day



1809

First Known Use of per diem

1809


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per diem

noun per di·em

Simple Definition of per diem

  • : an amount of money given to someone for daily expenses (such as food or fuel)

Full Definition of per diem

plural per diems

  1. 1 :  a daily allowance

  2. 2 :  a daily fee

Examples of per diem

  1. He received a $30 per diem for food.



1812

First Known Use of per diem

1812


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