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, Zirkle is required to deposit the difference between the old and new wages, as well as taxes, into a trust account. USA TODAY, "Animation behind bars, Elliott the elk, SkyStar: News from around our 50 states," 10 Sep. 2019 Its previous leader, Tim Sloan, stepped down in March, and former general counsel Allen Parker has been running the bank in the interim. Los Angeles Times, "WeWork targets IPO value of $20 billion to $30 billion," 5 Sep. 2019 Those numbers are both down from the first week of her sixth album, 2017's Reputation, but are dramatically superior to any other album released in the interim. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Five Burning Questions: Billboard Staffers Discuss Taylor Swift's Big 'Lover' Debut Week," 4 Sep. 2019 Now, five years after her sophomore album Sucker (with a handful of singles and mixtapes in the interim), the maverick pop star is dropping Charli (Sept. 13), her collab-heavy third album. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "Your pop culture horoscope for September: It Chapter Two, Charli XCX, and fall TV," 3 Sep. 2019 In the interim, Bach suggests the following plan of action for California homeowners in regions impacted by fires: Try to get your current insurer to keep the policy in place. Ed Leefeldt, CBS News, "After wildfires, hundreds of thousands of Californians can't get insurance," 30 Aug. 2019 Byron Breland, chancellor of the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District, will be taking over Keith Aytch’s administrative duties in the interim, according to an email sent to the college community. Erin Woo, The Mercury News, "Evergreen Valley College president placed on leave. No one will say why," 30 Aug. 2019 In the interim, employees may bring personal computers and hotspots for connectivity to work. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "Day 6 of Regis University’s IT nightmare: Computer recovery begins," 27 Aug. 2019 The Rapids’ 8-10-28 record over his time forced the change, which had put Conor Casey in charge in the interim. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Rapids select Robin Fraser as their next head coach," 24 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Gonzalez, who was fully handed the reins in the spring after serving as interim head coach last season, has expanded his staff from seven to 11 coaches, emphasized getting the details right, and created an environment that his players are relishing. Scott French, Daily Pilot, "Junior College Football Preview: Orange Coast looks to turn things around," 6 Sep. 2019 Ultimately Nelson and the college’s board chairwoman resigned, and an interim president was named. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "After public release of UMass e-mails, Hampshire president reiterates commitment to keeping school independent," 30 Aug. 2019 Previously, Harry was assisted by male private secretaries until Samantha Cohen was transferred from Buckingham Palace as an interim private secretary for the couple on departure of Edward Lane Fox last year. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's All-Female Leadership Team Is So Significant for the Royal Family," 27 Aug. 2019 Cian O’Brien, the interim president and chief operating officer of Audi of America, said in an email. Colin Beresford, Los Angeles Times, "‘Tesla killers’ are having a really hard time killing Tesla," 19 Aug. 2019 Debates are many voters’ preferred method to receive more information about candidates, said John Greene, interim president of the University of Akron and director of the institution’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com, "Political debates help inform voters, but formula is work in progress: City Club of Cleveland debate forum," 12 Aug. 2019 Only four of 15 member states: the Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and St. Lucia, have either denounced Maduro or recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president. Safiya Charles, The New Republic, "Trump’s Venezuela Policy Is Causing Turmoil in the Caribbean," 9 Aug. 2019 In January, opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the country’s interim president after massive protests against Nicolás Maduro’s government. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Mass shootings in the US are prompting some countries to issue travel warnings," 6 Aug. 2019 When her term expired, Butterworth served as interim president of Hartford College for Women. Anne M. Hamilton, courant.com, "Extraordinary Life: During a long lifetime of exploring and speaking up, Mims Butterworth had a simple philosophy: ‘always say yes’," 21 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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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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