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



BrE BrE//ˈɪntərɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪntərɪm//
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Word Originmid 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’.Extra examples The company uses the agency when a vacancy needs to be filled on an interim basis. The injured passenger received an interim award of £50 000 damages. The value of the property almost doubled during the interim period.Idioms
in the interim
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during the period of time between two events; until a particular event happens Despite everything that had happened in the interim, they had remained good friends. Her new job does not start until May and she will continue in the old job in the interim.
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