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English[]

Alternative forms[]

  • mean time

Etymology[]

From Middle English, as mean +‎ time. Adverb is by ellipsis from in the meantime.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Meantime

Plural
-

Meantime (-)

  1. The time spent waiting for another event; time in between.
    I'll get started tomorrow, but in the meantime let's see if we can get a few more opinions.

Translations[]

Derived terms[]

  • for the mean time, for the meantime
  • in mean time, in meantime
  • in the mean time, in the meantime
  • this mean time, this meantime

Related terms[]

Adverb[]

Meantime (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Meantime

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. during the interval; meanwhile
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      Meantime Pope Urban II convoked two councils, one after another.

Usage notes[]

Usually appears sentence-initially.

Translations[]

et:meantime fr:meantime io:meantime it:meantime hu:meantime ml:meantime simple:meantime fi:meantime ta:meantime te:meantime vi:meantime zh:meantime

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