2 Answers 2. You are looking for interim, preliminary, draft, or progress. (Watch the adjective order, they go after brief.) You are not looking for meanwhile, which is not an adjective, as a dictionary of your choice will be quick to point out. "Meantime" is a noun and an adverb, not an adjective.What is the meaning of Meanwhile?
Definition of meanwhile. (Entry 1 of 2) : the time before something happens or before a specified period ends : meantime in the meanwhile colleges and universities have become somewhere near one hundred times more complex— Dennis O'Brien.Is Meanwhile a preposition?
A preposition is (by definition) followed by a NP (noun phrase) and forms a bigger unit (a PP - preposition phrase) with it. In your example, "meanwhile" happens to be followed by a NP, but does not form a unit with it, so it is not a preposition.What is the adverb for Meanwhile?
Meanwhile and meantime can both be nouns or adverbs and are interchangeable. "Meantime" is more frequently seen as a noun, in the phrases "in the meantime" and "for the meantime." "Meanwhile" is usually seen as an adverb, such as in "meanwhile, back at the farm."