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interim

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 intended to last, continue, or serve for a limited time
  • putting up some students in local motels is obviously just an interim solution to the college's housing shortage

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2 serving in a position for the time being
  • will serve as interim head of the police department until the investigation is completed

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interim

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of interim (Entry 2 of 2)

a break in continuity
  • there was a brief interim in the proceedings while everyone got organized

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The first known use of interim was circa 1580

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“Interim.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/interim. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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