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Definitions for meanwhile
ˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪlmean·while

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word meanwhile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interim, meantime, meanwhile, lagadverb

    the time between one event, process, or period and another

    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"

  2. meanwhileadverb

    at the same time but in another place

    "meanwhile, back at the ranch..."

  3. meanwhile, meantime, in the meantimeadverb

    during the intervening time

    "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"

Wiktionary

  1. meanwhilenoun

    The time between two events

  2. meanwhileadverb

    During the time (that something is happening).

  3. meanwhileadverb

    At the same time, but elsewhere.

ChatGPT

  1. meanwhile

    Meanwhile is an adverb used to refer to a simultaneous or concurrent event or period of time. It essentially indicates that something else is happening at the same time as the event being discussed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meanwhilenoun

    the intervening time; as, in the meantime (or mean time)

  2. Meanwhileadverb

    in the intervening time; during the interval

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meanwhile' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2101

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'meanwhile' in Adverbs Frequency: #172

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meanwhile in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meanwhile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of meanwhile in a Sentence

  1. Dan Sullivan:

    Meanwhile, in the face of this Russian military buildup, we are significantly reducing Army forces in our nation’s only Arctic state, Alaska. This is a strategic blunder by the Obama administration.

  2. Lynn Franco:

    Expectations... weakened further with consumers citing rising prices, especially at the gas pump, and the war in Ukraine as factors, meanwhile, purchasing intentions for big-ticket items like automobiles have softened somewhat over the past few months as expectations for interest rates have risen.

  3. Zhen Gu:

    Basically we developed this kind of so-called smart insulin patch, which can sense the blood sugar level and release insulin at the right time only once the blood sugar goes up. And the insulin can be quickly released from the patch. And meanwhile once the blood sugar level goes to a normal range, less insulin is released or is just inhibited. Basically this kind of smart insulin patch is not only smart, it is also painless.

  4. Israel Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld:

    Unfortunately, within the West Bank area we have seen Palestinians celebrating this attack, meanwhile here in Israel... we will be mourning for a week over the people that were lost -- and we are talking about four innocent people that were shot to death, literally shot and killed at close range for no reason whatsoever.

  5. Irvine Unified School District:

    During these challenging times, the safety of our school community continues to be our top priority. While we hope at some point to have our students attend our schools alongside their classmates and teachers, now is not the time, meanwhile, we are working to develop a rigorous distance learning plan that will allow students to continue their education at home.

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