Definitions for Interimˈɪn tər əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•ter•imˈɪn tər əm(n.)
an intervening time; interval; meantime:
in the interim.
a temporary or provisional arrangement.
(adj.)for, during, or connected with an intervening period of time; temporary; provisional:
an interim order.
Origin of interim:
1540–50; < L: in the meantime
interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag(adj)
the time between one event, process, or period and another
"meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
serving during an intermediate interval of time
"an interim agreement"
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.
Iraq's government is "interim'.
You are interim manager until he returns from hospital.
Origin: From interim
the meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc
a name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics