Adjective "interim" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


The intervening time.
  1. 'Nothing has been resolved, no solution found or conclusion reached, and territories continue to be re-negotiated in the interim.'
  2. 'It seems the three children currently staying there will be found foster homes in the interim, but it has around 30 staff at the home who they will now need to relocate.'
  3. 'How did he address the compulsion in the interim?'
  4. 'But what has happened in the interim, in the days and the whole week that has followed, it that it hasn't had any resonation at all on the ground.'
  5. 'In the interim, she's entitled to disability leave of only about $250 a week - even if she's a principal.'
  6. 'In the interim, they will secure better results to improve their environment by concentrating on more serious problems that directly affect their citizens.'
  7. 'A lot of people, though, could die in the interim.'
  8. 'In the interim, at least 150,000 tonnes of maize, about half of the anticipated shortfall of 300,000 tonnes will be imported as relief to affected families.'
  9. 'In the interim, the state also adopted some anti-fraud measures for voting (picture IDs).'
  10. 'It is a central principle of any justice system that a prisoner is only liable to serve the sentence handed down at conviction, unless convicted of another crime in the interim.'
An interim dividend, profit, etc.
  1. 'Computacenter is paying its first dividend, to accompany a good set of interims.'
  2. 'The bank announced a profits downgrade last month and analysts are expecting interims this week to confirm that it has lost market share.'
  3. 'W & D, which reports interims on Friday, is pencilled in for dividends of 35.1p per share this year, increasing to 38.2p next year.'
  4. 'The casino operator London Clubs International (LSE: LCI) reports interims on Thursday.'
  5. 'The alternative telco hailed today's interims as evidence of ‘strong improvement’, in operating performance and financial controls.'
  6. 'The stationer, which issued a profit warning in January, reports interims on Thursday.'


In or for the intervening period; provisional.
  1. 'We are also trying to get a bit of work done in the interim period too!'
  2. 'We're hearing a lot of big talk coming from Allawi and other members of the provisional interim government.'
  3. 'Taster days are to be held in the interim period with several variations of each brand to assess the preference.'
  4. 'This makes provision for an interim government with a prime minister and rebel representation in the cabinet.'
  5. 'Coun Judge wished Mr Paine well and said the interim arrangements will improve the authority.'
  6. 'The six-year interim period will come into effect once a comprehensive peace agreement is signed.'
  7. 'This allows for the formation of whatever transitional government or whatever interim arrangement needs to be put in place.'
  8. 'She said she was concerned at the short period of the interim order - eight days - particularly in light of the backlog in the courts.'
  9. 'He was bailed until sentencing next month and banned from driving in the interim period.'
  10. 'But in the interim period, unfortunately, this latest development will badly dent his reputation.'
Relating to less than a full year's business activity.
  1. 'There was good news for shareholders, with the bank proposing an interim dividend of 5.5p, up 12.2% on a year earlier.'
  2. 'In November the interim results showed profits before tax had risen 45 per cent to EUR 78.86 million.'
  3. 'Few sets of results will be watched more closely than the interim profit figures due from AIB at the end of this month.'
  4. 'The company will not be paying an interim dividend.'
  5. 'It paid 4p per share as an interim dividend but profits have come under considerable pressure since then.'
  6. 'In February, the satellite broadcaster restored its dividend following a jump in interim profits.'
  7. 'In July, the company said its interim profit had almost halved, after recording a steep drop in sales at its core UK business.'
  8. 'It said it would not pay an interim dividend and halved the net profit forecast for the half-year to September.'
  9. 'Sanyo said it will pay an interim dividend of 4 yen and a year-end dividend of 6 yen, up from 3 yen and 5 yen, respectively.'
  10. 'An interim dividend of 16.5 cents per share was declared, up from 14 cents.'




    1. an intervening time; interval; meantime: School doesn't start till September, but he's taking a Spanish class in the interim.

    2. a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift: As an interim, her summer job was pretty good.

    3. (initial capital letter) Church History. any of three provisional arrangements for the settlement of religious differences between German Protestants and Roman Catholics during the Reformation. adjective

    4. for, during, belonging to, or co

    More examples(as adjective)

    "cases can be interim at times."

    "cases can be interim at rates."

    "results can be interim."

    "dividends can be interim."

    "reports can be interim."

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    Mid 16th century (denoting a provisional arrangement, originally for the adjustment of religious differences between the German Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church): from Latin, ‘meanwhile’.