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in the meantime

In the time before something else finishes or is supposed to happen. We need to wait for the movie to download. Let's get the popcorn ready in the meantime. We're working around the clock to fix the problem for you, but in the meantime, please accept this voucher for a free meal as an apology.
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in the meantime

the period of time between two things; the period of time between now and when something is supposed to happen. The movie starts at 6:00. In the meantime, let's eat dinner. My flight was at 8:00. In the meantime, I played solitaire.
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in the ˈmeantime/ˈmeanwhile

in the time between two things happening: In five minutes, there’s the news. In the meantime, here’s some music.The bus doesn’t leave until six o’clock. In the meantime we can go and have a coffee.I hope to go to medical school eventually. In the meanwhile, I’m going to study chemistry.
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