Definition of pro tem in US English:

pro tem

adjective & adverb

  • For the time being.

    as adverb ‘a printer that Marisa could use pro tem’
    as adjective ‘a pro tem committee’
    as postpositive adjective ‘the president pro tem of the Senate’
    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
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Abbreviation of Latin pro tempore.


pro tem

/ˌprō ˈtem//ˌproʊ ˈtɛm/