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adverb & adjective
For each day (used in financial contexts)as adverb ‘he agreed to pay at certain specified rates per diem’as adjective ‘they are now demanding a per diem rate’every day, seven days a weekView synonyms
An allowance or payment made for each day.‘per diems are still allowed for out-of-state legislators’
- ‘Companies are tightening their belts, and business travelers are looking for ways to maximize their per diems.’
- ‘The second segment was the premium quality market: lines with voyages of one or two weeks, per diems in the $250-300 area and diversified itineraries.’
- ‘Better late than never is a good definition for the new treatment of the per diems and business trip compensations to individuals being hired by companies on agreements different than standard employment.’
- ‘Funds were provided by my organization to support meetings, materials for initial start-up projects, health worker per diems, and salaries for some health staff to monitor activities.’
- ‘The NHL wants to bring down the costs related to the players - salaries, bonuses, per diems, pensions, insurance coverage and other benefits.’
Early 16th century: Latin.
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