interim

See also: intérim and Interim

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin interim (meanwhile).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntəɹɪm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧im

AdjectiveEdit

interim (not comparable)

  1. Transitional.
    Iraq's government is interim.
    • 1960 June, “Diesel locomotive operation on the Great Eastern Line”, in Trains Illustrated, page 374:
      In a period of transition from steam to diesel, many of the schemes are inevitably of an interim nature and only on full dieselisation will the final pattern be determined and full benefit derived.
  2. Temporary.
    Synonyms: provisional, (UK) caretaker
    You are interim manager until he returns from hospital.
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Drogba's goal early in the second half - his fourth in this Wembley showpiece - proved decisive as the remarkable turnaround in Chelsea's fortunes under interim manager Roberto di Matteo was rewarded with silverware.

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NounEdit

interim (plural interims)

  1. A transitional or temporary period between other events.
    Synonyms: between-time; see also Thesaurus:interim
    His car is in the shop, but they gave him a rental to drive in the interim.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From inter + im, archaic adverb from the stem of the pronoun is (that, this).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

interim (not comparable)

  1. meanwhile, in the meantime

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ReferencesEdit

  • interim in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • interim in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • interim in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • interim in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette