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meanwhile adv
1 at the same time but in another place; "meanwhile, back at the ranch..."
2 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: meantime, in the meantime]

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  1. The time between two events


  1. During the time (that something is happening).
  2. At the same time, but elsewhere.



during the time
at the same time but elsewhere

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ad interim, at a stretch, between acts, betweentimes, betweenwhiles, during the interval, during the time, en attendant, for a time, for the meantime, for the moment, for the nonce, in the interim, in the meanwhile, interim, interval, meantime, pendente lite, temporarily, the while, until then, while
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