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

  • adv. For the time being; temporarily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. For the time being; temporary: as, a secretary pro tempore. Abbreviated pro tem.

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

  • adv. for the time being; temporarily
  • adj. for the time being


Latin prō tempore : prō, for + tempore, ablative of tempus, time.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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