interim - definition and synonyms

adjective [only before noun] 

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  1. 1
    intended to last or perform an activity only until someone or something permanent or final is available
    interim payment (=part of the full amount paid in advance):

    The insurance company made an interim payment while the claim was being investigated.

  2. 2
    business calculated or paid before the end of a financial year

    an interim dividend

  3. 3
    legal mainly British relating to the period in a civil case between the official start of the case and its end. The adjective interlocutory is used more commonly in the US.

    They were seeking an interim injunction.