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NOUN (1)

1. the time between one event, process, or period and another;
- Example: "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
[syn: interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag]


ADVERB (1)

1. during the intervening time;
- Example: "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"
- Example: "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"
- Example: "in the meantime the police were notified"
[syn: meanwhile, meantime, in the meantime]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meantime \Mean"time`\, Meanwhile \Mean"while`\, n. The intervening time; as, in the meantime (or mean time). [1913 Webster] Meantime
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meantime \Mean"time`\, Meanwhile \Mean"while`\, adv. In the intervening time; during the interval. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

meantime adv 1: 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" [syn: meanwhile, meantime, in the meantime] n 1: the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government" [syn: interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag]