Definition of interim in English:


Line breaks: in|terim
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnt(ə)rɪm


  • 2 (usually interims) chiefly British An interim dividend, profit, etc..
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    • Ferry and seafreight operator P&O is forecast to climb back into the black when it reports interims on Thursday, with pre-tax profits of £20m from losses of £25.7m previously.
    • The Royal Bank-backed Tesco Financial Services will also announce its first official profit when it declares its interims this week.
    • The bank announced a profits downgrade last month and analysts are expecting interims this week to confirm that it has lost market share.


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  • 2Relating to less than a full year’s business activity: an interim dividend
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    • It said it would not pay an interim dividend and halved the net profit forecast for the half-year to September.
    • There was good news for shareholders, with the bank proposing an interim dividend of 5.5p, up 12.2% on a year earlier.
    • It paid 4p per share as an interim dividend but profits have come under considerable pressure since then.


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  • Meanwhile.


mid 16th century (denoting a provisional arrangement, originally for the adjustment of religious differences between the German Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church): from Latin, 'meanwhile'.

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