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 The city is seeking to circumvent that blockade in the interim with an elaborate workaround built into business-tax reform measures headed for the November 2020 ballot. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "Appellate court sides with SF over Prop. C — affirming simple-majority for citizen ballot measures," 30 June 2020 Even if a client does have a review structure in place and working, recognition can fall by the wayside in the interim. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, "BusinessWise: Recognition culture," 30 June 2020 But any legal win and reversal by environmentalists or blue states won’t rectify damage that’s been done in the interim, argues Bennett. Miranda Green, The New Republic, "It Will Take Years to Undo the Damage from Trump’s Environmental Rollback," 29 June 2020 His Vols played for the SEC championship twice in the interim and would again the following season. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Alot’s happened in the 5,000 days since Alabama last lost to Tennessee," 29 June 2020 If one of those pools came back positive, those 10 employees could be retested individually to see who was infected and could remain out of work in the interim. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "Safer reopening will require millions more Covid-19 tests per day. One solution: ‘pool testing’," 26 June 2020 The owners were able to cement the concept in the interim. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Toasty's Tavern, new concept from the team behind New Wave Burritos, opens in Shelby Park," 24 June 2020 There is now an increasingly loud call for a coalition government formed of the various political entities to be allowed to govern in the interim, after the sitting government’s mandate slated expiration date in October. Zecharias Zelalem, Quartz Africa, "Ethiopia’s decision to delay its election for Covid will have consequences for its democratic goals," 18 June 2020 In the interim, council continued the United Way's city contract. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "During cry to defund the police, new data shows who gets Cincinnati social service money and who oversees it," 16 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The department’s interim police chief, Vanessa Wilson, announced on Monday an investigation into three officers accused of reenacting the carotid restraint which a different officer used on McClain last summer before his death. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Colorado police investigating officers over inappropriate photos taken at Elijah McClain memorial," 30 June 2020 The interim chief said the case belies the perception that officers don’t report on one another. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Prince George’s police officer indicted after giving confidential case info to prostitute he was paying, prosecutors say," 30 June 2020 Snyder declined to comment for this story, as did Megan Lykins Reich, the museum’s interim director. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Critics come out of anonymity to say canceled MOCA Cleveland show would have exploited Black suffering over police brutality," 28 June 2020 When Prather was promoted to president, long-time baseball coach Lance Marshall, who Hensell played for at Franklin, was named interim athletic director. Tyler James, The Indianapolis Star, "Alan Hensell adjusts to 'unique' start as Franklin College football coach," 26 June 2020 Kevin Oden, interim director of the Office of Homeless Solutions, told council members that his office hoped housing would start in early July. Obed Manuel, Dallas News, "More rent, mortgage relief coming to help those affected by COVID-19; council approves new housing program," 24 June 2020 For the fall, Billy Felz, interim executive director of enrollment management, said while overall applications for new students is slightly down, applications from students of color have increased. Natallie St. Onge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With funding down and likely getting worse, federal government must help regional universities, report says," 22 June 2020 Himes previously served as interim health department director under former Gov. John Kasich. Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati.com, "Amy Acton resigns as Ohio Health Department Director, will continue to advise Gov. DeWine," 11 June 2020 Visitors will be required to wear face masks, and the meandering garden pathways will turn into one-way paths, interim director Jane DeMarco said. oregonlive, "Portland Japanese Garden and other attractions make reopening plans with limited entry, reservations," 5 June 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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“Interim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interim. Accessed 14 Jul. 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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