Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

short-term

adjective
     
short-term [usually before noun]
continuing for only a short time, or relating only to the period that is not very far into the future [≠ 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.

➔ short term

at term1 (4)
short-term adverb

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary