Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In or for the meantime; temporarily.
  • adj. Acting or done ad interim; temporary. See Synonyms at temporary.

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  • adv. In or for the meantime; temporarily

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meanwhile; temporary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the mean time; for the present.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. for an intervening time; temporarily

Etymologies

Latin ad, to, for + interim, the meantime.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • JM has made an ad interim decision to leave it uncertain.

    June 27, 2010