per diem


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per di·em

 (pər dē′əm, dī′əm)
adv.
By the day; per day.
adj.
1. Reckoned on a daily basis; daily.
2. Paid by the day.
n. pl. per diems
An allowance for daily expenses.

[Latin : per, per + diem, accusative of diēs, day.]

per diem

(ˈpɜː ˈdaɪɛm; ˈdiːɛm)
adv
every day or by the day
n
(Commerce)
a. an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while working
b. (as modifier): a per-diem allowance.
[from Latin]

per di•em

(pər ˈdi əm, ˈdaɪ əm)
adv.
1. by the day; for each day.
n.
2. a daily allowance, usu. for living expenses, as while traveling in connection with one's job.
adj.
3. paid by the day.
[1510–20; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.per diem - a daily allowance for living expenses (especially while traveling in connection with your job)
allowance - a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
Adv.1.per diem - one every day; "we'll save 100 man-hours per diem"
Translations

per diem

[ˈpɜːˈdiːem]
A. ADVpor día
B. N (= allowance) → complemento m para gastos diarios

per diem

advpro Tag
adjpro Tag; the per diem rateder Tagessatz
n (esp US) → Tagessatz m
References in classic literature ?
In Johnston's Physical Atlas, the average rate of the several Atlantic currents is 33 miles per diem (some currents running at the rate of 60 miles per diem); on this average, the seeds of 14/100 plants belonging to one country might be floated across 924 miles of sea to another country; and when stranded, if blown to a favourable spot by an inland gale, they would germinate.
Oliver Twist and his companions suffered the tortures of slow starvation for three months: at last they got so voracious and wild with hunger, that one boy, who was tall for his age, and hadn't been used to that sort of thing (for his father had kept a small cook-shop), hinted darkly to his companions, that unless he had another basin of gruel per diem, he was afraid he might some night happen to eat the boy who slept next him, who happened to be a weakly youth of tender age.
It is true, I agreed to be allowed twelve days here, and if I stay more, I must pay three pounds sterling per diem demurrage; nor can I stay upon demurrage above eight days more, and I have been here thirteen already; so that I am perfectly unable to engage in this work unless I would suffer myself to be left behind here again; in which case, if this single ship should miscarry in any part of her voyage, I should be just in the same condition that I was left in here at first, and from which I have been so wonderfully delivered.
The ethics commission had originally proposed increasing the per diem to $210.
If they attend two or three meetings a day, then they get the per diem for each meeting.
If travel, accommodations and per diem are required it will be calculated as a separate line item.
Fresolo, D-Worcester, was eighth on the list for most per diem compensation with 218 days claimed for a total of $7,848.
What: Per Diem will be donating 25 percent of sales from the restaurant and bar to Wigs for Kids.
Rezidor Hotel Group (STO: REZT), a Belgium-based hotel company, has announced a new per diem rate for its Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel, Wiesbaden, Germany.
The regulations also state that if the government has paid a fee for a traveler to attend an event where one or two meals are provided, the traveler's per diem must be adjusted to the Proportional Meal Rate.
Reservists on orders but not supporting one of the contingencies are not authorized per diem for tours exceeding 180 days at one location unless a secretary of the Air Force waiver is approved in advance.
The Tories said the Prime Minister failed to address Mr Cameron's concerns about the proposed per diem allowance and they would be voting against the plans next week.