intervening


intervening
UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈviːnɪŋ] / US [ˌɪntərˈvɪnɪŋ] adjective [only before noun]
1) happening between two events or times

Not much has changed during the intervening six years.

2) in the space between two people or things

The gardens are separated by an intervening wall.


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