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English

Etymology

From Middle English. Adverb is by ellipsis from in the mean while, noun being conventionally written as one word after the adverb.

Noun

Singular
Meanwhile

Plural
-

Meanwhile (-)
  1. The time between two events

Adverb

Meanwhile (not comparable)

Positive
Meanwhile

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. During the time (that something is happening).
  2. At the same time, but elsewhere.

Synonyms

  • (during the time):
  • (at the same time but elsewhere): in the meantime, meantime, the while

Translations

et:meanwhile el:meanwhile fr:meanwhile io:meanwhile it:meanwhile hu:meanwhile nl:meanwhile pt:meanwhile simple:meanwhile ta:meanwhile te:meanwhile vi:meanwhile zh:meanwhile

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