Interim definition

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The definition of interim is something that takes place during the time between two specified periods.

An example of interim is a class that takes place during the summer.

An example of interim is a police chief who is in charge until the city hires a full-time police chief.

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Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary.

An interim agreement.

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For or during an interim; temporary; provisional.

An interim council.

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You are interim manager until he returns from hospital.

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Interim is defined as a period of time between one event and another.

An example of interim is monday through friday being the time between weekends.

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Iraq's government is "interim'.

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A transitional or temporary period between other events.

His car is in the shop, but they gave him a rental to drive in the interim.

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The period of time between; meantime.
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An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
interim
Plural:
interims

Origin of interim

  • From Latin in the meantime en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin interim (“meanwhile”)

    From Wiktionary