meanwhile Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"meanwhile" in British English

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meanwhileadverb

uk   us   /ˈmiːn.waɪl/
B1 until something ​expectedhappens, or while something ​else is ​happening: Carl's ​startingcollege in ​September. Meanwhile, he's ​travelling around ​Europe.
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(Definition of meanwhile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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meanwhileadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈminˌwɑɪl, -ˌhwɑɪl/
until something ​expectedhappens, or while something ​else is ​happening: It’s going to take several ​days for my ​car to be ​repaired – meanwhile I’m renting one.
(Definition of meanwhile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “meanwhile”
in Korean 그 동안에…
in Arabic في هَذِه الأثناء…
in Malaysian sementara itu…
in French entre temps…
in Russian тем временем…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在此期間, (與此)同時…
in Italian nel frattempo…
in Turkish bu sırada, bu esnada, bu zaman zarfında…
in Polish w tym czasie, tymczasem…
in Spanish entretanto…
in Vietnamese trong lúc đó…
in Portuguese enquanto isso…
in Thai ขณะที่…
in German unterdessen…
in Catalan mentrestant…
in Japanese その間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在此期间, (与此)同时…
in Indonesian sementara itu…
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