Definition of pro tem in 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
    for a short time, for a little while, for a short while, briefly, momentarily, fleetingly
    provisionally
    pro tempore, ad interim
    en attendant
    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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Origin

Abbreviation of Latin pro tempore.

Pronunciation

pro tem

/ˌprō ˈtem/