meanwhile


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mean·while

 (mēn′wīl′, -hwīl′)
n.
The intervening time.
adv.
1. During or in the intervening time: Meanwhile, life goes on.
2. At the same time: The court is deliberating; meanwhile, we must be patient.
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meanwhile

(ˈmiːnˌwaɪl)
adv
1. during the intervening time or period
2. at the same time, esp in another place
n
another word for meantime
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mean•while

(ˈminˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl)

n.
1. meantime.
adv.
2. in the intervening time; during the interval.
3. at the same time.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meanwhile - the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
interregnum - the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
Adv.1.meanwhile - at the same time but in another place; "meanwhile, back at the ranch..."
2.meanwhile - 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"
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meanwhile

meantime
adverb for now, in the meantime, for the moment, in the interim, for then, in the interval, in the meanwhile, in the intervening time I'll be here when they arrive. Meanwhile I've got some shopping to do.
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Translations
mezitímzatím
imens
sillä välin
u međuvremenu
ezalatt
á meîan
その間に
그 동안에
tuo pat metu
zatiaľ
medtem
under tiden
ขณะที่
bu sırada/aradao sırada
trong lúc đó

meanwhile

[ˈmiːnˈwaɪl]
B. N in the meanwhileentretanto, mientras tanto
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meanwhile

[ˈmiːnhwaɪl] adv
(= meantime) → pendant ce temps
(= in the meantime) → en attendant
(= however) → d'un autre côté
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

meanwhile

adv
(= in the meantime)inzwischen
(= in contrast)währenddessen; every packet carries a warning, meanwhile many continue to smokeauf jeder Packung steht eine Warnung, trotzdem rauchen viele auch weiterhin
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meanwhile

(ˈmiːnwail) adverb
during this time; at the same time. The child had gone home. Meanwhile, his mother was searching for him in the street.
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meanwhile

فِي خِلَالِ ذَلِكَ mezitím imens mittlerweile στο μεταξύ entretanto sillä välin pendant ce temps u međuvremenu nel frattempo その間に 그 동안에 ondertussen så lenge tymczasem entretanto, por enquanto между тем under tiden ขณะที่ o sırada trong lúc đó 同时
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