- 1 (informal meantime) while something else is happening Bob spent fifteen months alone on his yacht. Ann, meanwhile, took care of the children by herself.
- 2(informal meantime) in the period of time between two times or two events The doctor will see you again next week. Meanwhile, you must rest as much as possible.
- 3used to compare two aspects of a situation Stress can be extremely damaging to your health. Exercise, meanwhile, can reduce its effects.
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