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Adverb: meanwhile  'meen,wI(-u)l
  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, in the meantime
Noun: meanwhile  'meen,wI(-u)l
  1. The time between one event, process, or period and another
    "meanwhile the socialists are running the government";
    - interim, meantime, lag

Derived forms: meanwhiles

Type of: interval, time interval

Encyclopedia: Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch