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Can’t head on to my meanwhile collection without thanking Latin for ad interim, abbreviated a.i.

Wikipedia explains that ad interim literally means “”in the time between,” and is now taken to mean “in the meantime” or “temporarily.” Wikipedia first gives its abbreviation as ad int, but then says the abbreviation a.i. gets used for job titles (for instance, perhaps on a resume). I’ll probably find use for both abbreviations, perhaps choosing to use a.i. when I want my ad interim to mean “in the meantime,” but opt for ad int when I want it to mean “temporarily.” Call it a personal taste.

But don’t be surprised to see it popping up in my notebooks rather frequently, since I like the coincidental intersection the abbreviation a.i. has with the abbreviation AI.

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Written by macheide

16 April 2015 at 5:23 pm

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