pro tem

pro tem
pro tem pro tem [ˌprəʊ ˈtem ǁ ˌproʊ-] also pro tem‧po‧re [-ˈtempəreɪ] adjective, adverb formal
happening now, but only for a short time; = TEMPORARY:

• a pro tem committee

• I have identified a printer which Marisa could use pro tem.

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Ⅰ.
pro tem UK US adverb
now and for only a short period after: »

David Pierce will take his place as managing director at the company pro tem.

Ⅱ.
pro tem UK US adjective
not lasting for very long: »

a pro tem appointment

See also TEMPORARY(Cf. ↑temporary)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • pro tem — adv or adj: pro tempore often styled with a terminal period in legal contexts Justice pro tem. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • pro tem. — «proh TEHM», = pro tempore. (Cf. ↑pro tempore) pro tem., pro tempore. * * * pro tem., pro tempore see pro 10 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro tem — [ˌprəu ˈtem US ˌprou ] adj also pro tem|po|re [ ˈtempəreı] [only after noun] formal [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: pro tempore for the time ] happening or existing now, but only for a short time ▪ the president pro tem of the Senate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pro tem — UK [ˌprəʊ ˈtem] / US [ˌproʊ ˈtem] or pro tempore UK [ˌprəʊ ˈtempəreɪ] / US [ˌproʊ ˈtempərɪ] adjective, adverb formal temporary …   English dictionary

  • pro|tem´po|re — pro tem|po|re «proh TEHM puh ree», Latin. for the time being; temporarily: »president pro tempore, to appoint someone to an office pro tempore. –pro|tem´po|re, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro tem|po|re — «proh TEHM puh ree», Latin. for the time being; temporarily: »president pro tempore, to appoint someone to an office pro tempore. –pro|tem´po|re, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro tem — [ ,prou tem ] or pro tem|po|re [ ,prou tempəri ] adjective, adverb FORMAL temporary …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pro tem — 1828, short for PRO TEMPORE (Cf. pro tempore) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pro tem·po·re — /proʊˈtɛmpəri/ adv formal : ↑pro tem pro tempore adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro tem — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ for the time being. ORIGIN abbreviation of Latin pro tempore …   English terms dictionary

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