interim

noun
in·​ter·​im | \ ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce interim (audio) \

Definition of interim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an intervening time : interval

interim

adjective

Definition of interim (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Examples of interim in a Sentence

Noun

there was a brief interim in the proceedings while everyone got organized

Adjective

putting up some students in local motels is obviously just an interim solution to the college's housing shortage will serve as interim head of the police department until the investigation is completed
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In the interim, Thompson and the attorneys will meet to discuss jury instructions and any further motions. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Ghost Ship trial: Testimony wraps up with defendant contradicting officer," 16 July 2019 Allen will be available out of the bullpen in the interim. Jeff Sanders, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Matt Strahm to the bullpen, rotation plans," 12 July 2019 In the interim, Ford officials prepared talking points for dealers to tell customers that the cars operated normally when, in fact, internal documents are peppered with safety concerns and descriptions of the defects. Freep.com, "FREE PRESS INVESTIGATION: OUT OF GEAR Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway," 11 July 2019 In the interim, Les Miserables in Concert, with a company of over 65, will play Mackintosh's intimate Gielgud Theatre (next door to the Queen's) from August through November, continuing the show's 35th year on the West End. David Rooney, Billboard, "London Theater to Be Named for Stephen Sondheim," 5 July 2019 In the interim, the Clippers still maintain enough cap room to fit a maximum salary. Andrew Greif, latimes.com, "Clippers and guard Rodney McGruder agree to a contract," 2 July 2019 Rounding out this cast is Mae - who works for the company and as such can be manipulative to make sure things run as smoothly as possible, and Ate, Jane's relative who suggested this process and is taking care of Jane's daughter in the interim. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Joanne Ramos' 'The Farm' Forces Us to Take a Complicated Look at Our Society," 1 July 2019 There soon will be a time when Whiteside will be past tense for the Heat, either with a trade in the interim or when his contract expires on the eve of 2020 free agency. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "NBA draft preview: Is post-Whiteside era at center the Heat’s next frontier?," 18 June 2019 Kelly was Suffolk’s sixth leader since 2010, including two interims. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, "Welcome to the interim club, Dr. Klibanski," 11 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

John Green became University of Akron’s interim president after Wilson’s departure, and earned $292,168 in 2018. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com, "See how much Ohio’s public college presidents made in 2018," 17 July 2019 Wanda Austin, who served the past year as USC’s interim president, said in a recent interview. . Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times, "How many students cheated to get into USC? A look inside the admissions investigation," 16 July 2019 Recent speculation suggests Wells Fargo may decide to make interim CEO Allen Parker, the former general counsel and a Wall Street lawyer, the permanent boss. Matt Egan, CNN, "Wells Fargo's profit climbs 19% despite pressure from rates," 16 July 2019 Mr Trump responded this week with a new interim order, one issued without congressional approval. A.r., The Economist, "America closes the doors to asylum-seekers from the South," 16 July 2019 Grand Prairie trustees on Monday named an interim leader for the school district, a week after the longtime superintendent died in a motorcycle accident. Dallas News, "Grand Prairie names interim schools leader after superintendent's death," 16 July 2019 Deidra Peaslee, former vice president of academic and student affairs at Anoka Ramsey Community College, started this month as interim president of St. Paul College. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, "St. Paul College placed on probation, two months after president quits," 12 July 2019 Baumgart spoke during a legislative committee meeting to determine what, if any, interim steps lawmakers should take to address fear or intimidation that some Capitol workers reported in the wake of Boquist’s comments. Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "Polk County sheriff investigating threats against Oregon Republican Senator Brian Boquist," 10 July 2019 The Emergency Vehicle Operations Course will replace an interim, makeshift skills track that the three agencies have been using for several years in the parking lot of San Diego County Credit Union Stadium in Mission Valley. San Diego Union-Tribune, "County preparing to build $30M police vehicle training course in Otay," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of interim

Noun

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for interim

Noun

Latin, adverb, meanwhile, from inter between — more at inter-

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The first known use of interim was circa 1580

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More Definitions for interim

interim

noun

English Language Learners Definition of interim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a period of time between events

interim

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of interim (Entry 2 of 2)

: used or accepted for a limited time : not permanent

interim

noun
in·​ter·​im | \ ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce interim (audio) \

Kids Definition of interim

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

interim

noun
in·​ter·​im | \ ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce interim (audio) \

Legal Definition of interim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an intervening time — see also ad interim

interim

adjective

Legal Definition of interim (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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