V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) serving during an intermediate interval of time; (n.) the time between one event or period and another

Synonyms: (adj.) temporary, transitional, acting, pro tem, (n.) meantime, interval, interlude

Antonyms: permanent

Tips: Interim is often used in the phrase: "in the interim." It's a more sophisticated way to say, "in the meantime." Interim can also refer to an official who is standing in for another official for a brief period of time.

Usage Examples:

When the Prime Minister collapsed of a heart attack, John Smyth was appointed interim Prime Minister until elections could be held. (temporary, pro tem) adjective

The company had to rely on an interim solution until the full plan was in place. (temporary) adjective

We're waiting for the final approval on this project. In the interim, let's finish the project timeline. (meantime) noun

Luke will serve as our interim CEO until a replacement is made by the board. (acting, transitional) adjective

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