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Definition of "short-term" []

  • Involving or lasting a relatively brief time. (adjective)
  • Payable or reaching maturity within a relatively brief time, such as a year: a short-term loan. (adjective)
  • Acquired over a relatively brief time: short-term capital gains. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "short-term" in a sentence
  • "So now the IMF is crafting what it calls the short-term liquidity credit line as part of a G-20 effort to strengthen the world's capacity to prevent and respond to economic shocks."
  • ""There's really an inherent tension in our minds between what we refer to as short-term goals and long-term ones," DeSteno says."
  • "A spokesman for Rick Perry says the Texas governor does not support what he called "short-term gimmicks.""