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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshort-termˌshort-ˈterm ●●○ adjective [usually before noun]  SHORT TIMEcontinuing for only a short time, or relating only to the period that is not very far into the future opp long-term The treatment may bring short-term benefits to AIDS sufferers. Most of the staff are on short-term contracts. She’s suffering from short-term memory loss. in the short term at term1(6)short-term adverb
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short-termDuring this first transitional phase, de Gaulle's preoccupations were mostly short-term.short-term economic forecastsThe most poisonous was the desire to have more now: short-term greed rather than long-term greed.Wall Street takes a short-term look at the world.She can still remember things that happened fifty years ago, but her short-term memory is terrible!Her injuries have left her with chronic migraine headaches, seizures, insomnia, nausea and short-term memory loss.Six subjects did 60 trials of the short-term memory tasks for visually presented letters with or without concurrent articulatory suppression.To cope with short-term problems it proposed an emergency programme covering aid, energy, food and international relations over five years.Some of the apartments are available for short-term rentals.Certificates of deposit are another means of short-term, wholesale lending and borrowing.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshort-termˈshort-term adjective1continuing for only a short time, or concerned only with the period of time that is not very far into the futureMost of the staff are on short-term contracts.We will continue to manufacture products to build our market share, even at the cost of short-term losses.2in the short term in the immediate future, rather than laterThe bank is unlikely to cut interest rates in the short term.3FINANCE short-term lending, borrowing etc is for less than one yearMany financial services companies offer high interest, short-term loans. compare long-termshort-term adverbShort-term prospects do not look good.short-termism noun [uncountable]These countries are criticised for lack of planning, lack of strategic thinking and short-termism.
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