Definition of interim adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    interim

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈɪntərɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntərɪm//
     
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  1. 1intended to last for only a short time until somebody/something more permanent is found an interim government/measure/report The vice-president took power in the interim period before the election. He only holds the post on an interim basis.
  2. 2(finance) calculated before the final results of something are known synonym provisional interim figures/profits/results
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting a provisional arrangement, originally for the adjustment of religious differences between the German Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church): from Latin, ‘meanwhile’.
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