Mean·time, Mean·while, adv. In the intervening time; during the interval.
Mean·time Mean·while n. The intervening time; as, in the meantime (or mean time).
adv : during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think
about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his
other interests"; "in the meantime the police were
notified" [syn: meanwhile, in the meantime]