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Definition of per diem noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


per diem

NAmE//pər ˈdiəm//
(from Latin) [uncountable, countable]
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money paid, for example to employees, for things they need to buy every day He will get $14,000 a year in per diem to help with the higher costs of living in Washington.
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