Definition of pro tem in English:

pro tem

adverb & adjective

  • For the time being.

    [as adverb] ‘a printer which Marisa could use pro tem’
    [as adjective] ‘a pro tem committee’
    temporarily, for the time being, for the moment, for now, for the present, in the interim, for the nonce, for the meantime, in the meantime, in the meanwhile
    for a short time, for a little while, for a short while, briefly, momentarily, fleetingly
    pro tempore, ad interim
    en attendant
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Abbreviation of Latin pro tempore.


pro tem

/prəʊ ˈtɛm/