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per di·em(pər dē′əm, dī′əm)
By the day; per day.
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.]
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per diem(ˈpɜː ˈdaɪɛm; ˈdiːɛm)
every day or by the day
a. an allowance for daily expenses, usually those incurred while working
b. (as modifier): a per-diem allowance.
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per di•em(pər ˈdi əm, ˈdaɪ əm)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"|
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