interim interim  /ˈɪn tə rəm/


  1. (n) the time between one event, process, or period and another
  2. (adj) serving during an intermediate interval of time



  1. As interim leader, he has made more of the right noises.
  2. Under the Transitional Administrative Law, Iraq's interim constitution, real power will lie in the hands of the prime minister.
  3. Afghanistan's interim leader brings home his exiled monarch, but his own authority remains precarious.


  1. Interim Ridgefield school chief to stay one more year

    Interim Superintendent Harry Groveman will continue in the post while the school board continues to look for a permanent district leader.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Interim Fire Chief Named in College Station

    The City of College Station is elevating an assistant fire chief who also serves as the city's fire marshal to the interim chief position.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station

  3. Interim CEO Walsh outlines ambitious Port Canaveral plans

    Interim Port CEO John Walsh presented a plan Tuesday that calls for further improvements to the port's shipping canal. / MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin


  1. "We have passed the new constitution for our republic," Otunbayeva said at a news conference. "It will not be an interim but a legal and legitimate government ...... we are leaving the word interim behind."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Roza Otunbayeva Source: The Associated Press

  2. Bhutto, according to the AP, said she hoped her current talks with other opposition parties would produce "an interim government of national consensus to whom power can be handed."
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: Washington Post

  3. According to the Sunday Mail, Mr Mugabe said: "This is the occasion when it's either they [the MDC] accept or it's a break. After all this is an interim agreement. If they have any issues they deem outstanding, they can raise them after they come...
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Robert Mugabe Source: BBC News

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