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interim

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noun in·ter·im \ ˈin-tə-rəm \

Definition of interim

:an intervening time :interval

Examples of interim in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of interim

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


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interim

adjective

Definition of interim

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

Examples of interim in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of interim

1604



INTERIM Defined for English Language Learners

interim

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noun

Definition of interim for English Language Learners

  • : a period of time between events


interim

adjective

Definition of interim for English Language Learners

  • : used or accepted for a limited time : not permanent


INTERIM Defined for Kids

interim

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noun in·ter·im \ ˈin-tə-rəm \

Definition of interim for Students

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

Law Dictionary

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interim

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noun in·ter·im \ ˈin-tə-rəm \

legal Definition of interim

:an intervening time — see also ad interim

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interim

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legal Definition of interim

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


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