from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Involving or lasting a relatively brief time.
- adj. Payable or reaching maturity within a relatively brief time, such as a year: a short-term loan.
- adj. Acquired over a relatively brief time: short-term capital gains.
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- adj. of or pertaining to the near or immediate future.
- adj. of or pertaining to a short duration of time
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or extending over a limited period
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."
In his own sights are what he calls a "short-term, take-what-you-can, in-it-for-yourself " capitalism and the divide it creates between the top 1 per cent and the other 99 per cent.
This is called short-term displacement or the "harvesting" effect of pollution.
That they could allow such a resource to be lost, and lost for ever, is far more than a dereliction of duty – even a banana republic would blush at the callousness of letting something so good and worthwhile go in the name of short-term cuts Fiona Millar, Education, 12 April.
If the stock sold had been purchased less than a year ago, the trades are classified as short-term.
The immediate memory for events that have just happened is called short-term memory.
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Ted had just explained why one category of serial killers were willing to confess—their murdering careers are short in duration, and they are called short-term serial killers.