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 superintendent said the district believes a combination of district and personal devices will help those students until the new Chromebook order is delivered. John Benson, cleveland, "North Olmsted City Schools starting 2020-2021 school year in remote learning," 11 Sep. 2020 In the interim, grades six and eight are in quarantine, and masks have been made mandatory in all classrooms. Washington Post, "German schools, reopened a month ago, have seen no major coronavirus outbreaks," 11 Sep. 2020 In June the board chose Aguirre, who is the assistant superintendent of facilities and operations, to lead the district in the interim during Janney’s absence. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sweetwater school board fires superintendent following fraud audit," 1 Sep. 2020 In the interim, city and state employees exchanged a flurry of messages about the request for the National Guard. Torey Van Oot, Star Tribune, "Lessons learned after George Floyd's death inform Minneapolis, state response to riot," 27 Aug. 2020 CEOs must prioritize the health and wellbeing of employees when planning a tentative reopening date, and even aim to set a longer-term date so that their teams can plan out their lives and remain productive in the interim. Oliver Kharraz, Fortune, "I’m a physician and a CEO. Why I won’t bring my employees back to the office before Labor Day 2021," 26 Aug. 2020 In the interim, the ruling leaves in limbo about half the state’s 67 school districts that had not reopened classrooms but were required to do so by next Monday. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "Florida order requiring schools to reopen classrooms or be denied funding struck down," 25 Aug. 2020 Israel and Hamas fought three wars in a decade, alongside countless flare-ups in the interim. Washington Post, "Coronavirus cluster in Gaza raises fear of wider outbreak," 25 Aug. 2020 In the interim, the player could receive an offer to join another team’s 53-man roster. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers hope to gain an edge with their over-the-hill gang," 22 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In a two-paragraph statement, the village said that Mike Blaha, deputy chief, had been named as interim chief until a replacement can be found. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, "Orland Hills fires police Chief Thomas Scully after social media post on personal Facebook page," 9 Sep. 2020 Yvette Gentry retired from the Louisville Metro Police Department six years ago, but as the department reels from its officers’ killing of Breonna Taylor, Gentry is returning as interim chief of police. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "U.S. unemployment decreased in August. For young Black women it rose to 27%," 9 Sep. 2020 Yvette Gentry, tapped to serve as interim Louisville Metro Police chief starting Oct. 1, will inherit a shrinking department facing extreme scrutiny over the March 13 police shooting of Breonna Taylor. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Who is Yvette Gentry? What to know about Louisville's interim police chief," 7 Sep. 2020 Latimer was appointed as interim Police Chief June 1. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Interim Scottsboro police chief arrested on charges of operating a vessel under the influence," 6 Sep. 2020 Enrollment this year is at an all-time high of 1,217 students, according to Aaron Jones, interim chief executive officer. Dave Perozek, Arkansas Online, "Rogers charter school hires new leader," 29 Aug. 2020 Louisville interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said 68 people who sat down in the street were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a roadway. CBS News, "Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville leads to 68 arrests near Kentucky Derby venue," 26 Aug. 2020 At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, interim LMPD Chief Robert Schroeder chastised the release of the report. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Report details why Louisville police decided to forcibly search Breonna Taylor's home," 25 Aug. 2020 Officers fired back and struck the suspect, interim Cedar Park Police Chief Mike Harmon said. Fox News, "Hourslong standoff continues at Texas home where 3 officers shot, 3 people held hostage," 17 Aug. 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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14 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Interim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interim. Accessed 18 Sep. 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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