from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, for, or involving a short period of time in the near future.

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  • adj. short-term


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  • The company announced that it's total investment will include $17.1 million in what it described as near-term building improvements and $8.1 million on tenant improvements for existing tenants.

  • Elective caesarean section and respiratory morbidity in the term and near-term neonate.

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  • Hirsch said he expects further stock declines: "My number is Dow 10,000," he said, referring to his near-term target for the Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • In the Gulf of Mexico, while some operators have expressed frustration at the pace of permitting, Kirkland said its near-term drilling program was on track with two more deepwater rigs due to join its three already working there now.

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  • At a minimum, the bill should include the following near-term employment generating components:

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  • Security was a reactionary model where IT responded to expected near-term or already experienced threats.

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  • The pressure on the White House and Congress to act on the near-term weakness of the economy, perhaps as part of a longer-run deficit-reduction package, could intensify this week with two new clues to the health of the economy: Friday's reports from the Labor Department on the job markets and from a closely tracked survey of factory purchasing managers

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  • Nonetheless, in light of the new expectations, Dendreon plans to cut costs, including job cuts, to be consistent with its "near-term manufacturing requirements."

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  • Richard King , economist at the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center, says a further cutback in consumer spending and any near-term efforts to reduce fiscal spending could tip the U.S. economy back into a recession.

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  • The final deal "protects Pell grants from deep near-term cuts," Sen. Kent Conrad D., N.D. said Monday on the Senate floor.

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