Meaning of “meanwhile” in the English Dictionary

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"meanwhile" in British English

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meanwhileadverb

uk /ˈmiːn.waɪl/ us /ˈmiːn.waɪl/

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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(Definition of “meanwhile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"meanwhile" in American English

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meanwhileadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈminˌwɑɪl, -ˌhwɑɪl/

until something expected happens, 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)