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pro tem

Syllabification: pro tem
Pronunciation: /ˌprō ˈtem
 
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Definition of pro tem in English:

adverb& adjective

For the time being: [as adverb]: a printer that Marisa could use pro tem [as adjective]: a pro tem committee [as postpositive adjective]: the president pro tem of the Senate

Origin

abbreviation of Latin pro tempore.

Words that rhyme with pro tem

ahem, Belém, Clem, condemn, contemn, crème de la crème, em, gem, hem, Jem, LibDem, phlegm, rem, Shem, stem, them

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