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meanwhile

adverb uk   /ˈmiːn.waɪl/ us  
B1 until something expected happens, or while something else is happening: Carl's starting college in September. Meanwhile, he's travelling around Europe.
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in Korean 그 동안에…
in Arabic في هَذِه الأثناء…
in French entre temps…
in Turkish bu sırada, bu esnada, bu zaman zarfında…
in Italian nel frattempo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在此期間, (與此)同時…
in Russian тем временем…
in Polish w tym czasie, tymczasem…
in Spanish entretanto…
in Portuguese enquanto isso…
in German unterdessen…
in Catalan mentrestant…
in Japanese その間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在此期间, (与此)同时…
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