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, the governor is fueling distrust by allowing exceptions to his executive order that do not make scientific sense and potentially extending the pandemic’s reach into our communities. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Election aftermath, Biden's foreign policy, COVID restrictions," 20 Nov. 2020 The budget agreed to last summer relied on delaying $6.6-billion in mandatory spending on schools, requiring school districts to use cash reserves or to borrow money in the interim. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, "California could see a $26-billion windfall followed by growing deficits, analysts say," 18 Nov. 2020 Morris immediately dialed 911 to alert emergency personnel and hurried to Davis' house, where he was shortly joined by another cousin, a deputy sheriff who shot the snake, which had scarcely shifted a coil in the interim. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: A Taste of Death," 16 Nov. 2020 However, by Wednesday when the Saints return to the practice field, players likely will have learned the direction their team is headed in the interim. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Drew Brees' injuries leave Saints with QB decision that could define season — and beyond," 16 Nov. 2020 In the interim, Wulff is doing her best to help keep the orchestra visible. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Faces of the arts shutdown: Susan Wulff: ‘I’m an optimist by nature’," 12 Nov. 2020 In the interim, Faubourg Brewing’s beer will be sold under the Dixie name, said brewery manager Jim Birch. al, "Dixie beer, New Orleans oldest, to ‘retire’ name," 5 Nov. 2020 Activists need to devise strategies for shaping the policymaking process in the interim, as bleak as things seem—to plan not only for the next two to four years, but the next two to four months. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Left Must Hit the Streets Again—Right Now," 9 Nov. 2020 My nervous system has recovered in the interim, but only just. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Discoveries and Awakenings in “Ammonite”," 6 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The 2021 Grammy nominees are set to be revealed on Tuesday morning (Nov. 24) with Dua Lipa, Imogen Heap and more joining interim Recording Academy president Harvey Mason Jr. to announce this year's slate of nominations. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, "How to Watch the 2021 Grammy Nominations Live Stream," 23 Nov. 2020 Of the state's more than 6,200 deaths, approximately 43% have been nursing home residents, according to Dr. Joseph Kanter, interim Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Ben Myers, NOLA.com, "Louisiana nursing homes, families say they are more prepared as coronavirus cases rise again," 21 Nov. 2020 One benefit of doing a peace deal is that any interim and new government will include the Taliban, and crucially have support – and sizable funding – from the U.S. and key donors. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, "For Afghans, US troops ‘home by Christmas’ is gift to the Taliban," 20 Nov. 2020 Gilead has questioned the results of WHO’s trial and said the agency still has not released key data to allow the company or others to evaluate the reliability of the interim results. Anna Edney, Fortune, "WHO advises against using Gilead’s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID patients," 20 Nov. 2020 Gilead has questioned the results of WHO’s trial and said the agency still has not released key data to allow the company or others to evaluate the reliability of the interim results. Anna Edney, Bloomberg.com, "WHO Advises Doctors Not to Use Gilead’s Remdesivir for Covid," 20 Nov. 2020 His interim replacement, Scotty Walden, stepped down late last month to take over as the head coach at Austin Peay, leaving Tim Billings to take the helm at Southern Miss. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, "For UTSA, matchup against Southern Miss is another opportunity to chase history," 20 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., will remain the interim location for U.S. Space Command headquarters. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "COVID-19 hits acting defense secretary’s inner circle after visit by Lithuanian MoD," 20 Nov. 2020 An interim draft of California’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, issued Oct. 16, breaks the first phase of vaccination into two parts. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, "In California: Who's enforcing the state's curfew? And can you sue over a mask?," 20 Nov. 2020

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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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25 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Interim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interim. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for interim

interim

noun
How to pronounce interim (audio)

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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