interim

noun
in·​ter·​im | \ ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce interim (audio) \

Essential Meaning of interim

: a period of time between events : interval The regulations are scheduled to change next winter, and in the interim [=meanwhile], we'll be working hard to make all of the appropriate changes.

Full 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 Getting a plan in place in the interim can mitigate the headaches associated with standardizing and automating processes that support this type of reporting. Andrew Bruce, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 And a surge of savings thanks to government stimulus, booming stock markets and fewer spending options in the pandemic could mean that some households have more funds to sustain them in the interim. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 Gruden, whose son Deuce is still listed as a strength and conditioning coach on the team’s website, has been replaced in the interim by Rich Bisaccia, the special teams coach. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 But investors aiming at a longer time horizon might hope to see their banks make some smart deals in the interim. Telis Demos, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2021 In the interim, Longhurst has emerged as a leading figure in bringing theater back to life on both sides of the Atlantic. David Benedict, Variety, 5 Oct. 2021 The deputy director of the department, Lenore Bromberg has led community development for Roswell in the interim. Adrianne Murchison, ajc, 5 Oct. 2021 In the interim, the Biden administration appealed it and an appeals court granted the administration's request to put the lower court order on hold. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 3 Oct. 2021 While many fans stayed rooted at the Honda Stage between Megan Thee Stallion and Cyrus’ sets, those who ventured toward the cozy BMI Stage in the interim were treated to a thunderous performance by Los Angeles rock quartet Bexley. Bryan Rolli, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Chun then addressed the players along with interim head coach Jake Dickert, the team’s defensive coordinator. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 20 Oct. 2021 Las Vegas responded to coach Jon Gruden’s resignation with a 34-24 win over the Broncos under interim coach Rich Bisaccia, forcing four turnovers and playing efficient offense behind Derek Carr. C.j. Doon, baltimoresun.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Defensive coordinator Jake Dickert will take over as the Cougars' interim coach. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, 19 Oct. 2021 Chun said the biggest losers on Monday were the players, who have coped with the upheaval of the pandemic and will now be playing for their third coach — the defensive coordinator, Jake Dickert, was named interim coach — in three seasons. Billy Witz, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2021 The victory ended the second-longest losing streak in the nation and gave interim head coach Lou Spanos, who took over two games into the season, his first victory. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Orgeron, a Louisiana native, became LSU’s head coach after being named interim coach four games into the 2016 season following the midseason firing of Les Miles, who also won a national title with the Tigers. Ralph D. Russo, chicagotribune.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Owner Steve Ross actually waited until wheels touched down back home to fire Philbin and promote Dan Campbell to interim coach. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Oct. 2021 Under interim head coach Joe Prunty, the Bucks finished that season 44-38 and lost to Boston in the first round of the playoffs. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Oct. 2021

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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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21 Oct 2021

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“Interim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interim. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for interim

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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