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Definition of meantime noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    in the meantime
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  1. 1for a short period of time but not permanently I'm changing my e-mail address, but in the meantime you can use the old one.
  2. 2in the period of time between two times or two events synonym meanwhile My first novel was rejected by six publishers. In the meantime I wrote a play. The next event starts in ten minutes; in the meantime, you can stand up and stretch.
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