short run


Definition of short run

: a relatively brief period of time often used in the phrase in the short run

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short-run \ ˈshȯrt-​ˌrən How to pronounce short-run (audio) \ adjective

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After a short run alone at the top of the Android heap, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 has some serious competition. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Huawei’s P30 Pro goes toe-to-toe with the Samsung Galaxy S10+ on power, price, and photography," 26 Mar. 2019 Last year, a record number of companies were subject to activist investor demands, many of which were aimed at squeezing out more shareholder value in the short run. Rick Wartzman And Lawrence Crosby, WSJ, "How Executives Can Balance the Long Term and Short Term," 24 Feb. 2019 Back in March, Marcia Belsky and Melissa Stokoski’s musical parody of the dystopian Margaret Atwood novel and Hulu original series ran for what was seemingly the last time, after selling out each night of its short run. Kasia Pilat, New York Times, "6 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 That might be a buying opportunity in the short run if U.S. inflation keeps creeping higher. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Bigger Gold Companies Still Aren’t Glitterati," 15 Jan. 2019 In the short run, the more fluid became more willing to trade civil liberties for security, more willing to support the use of torture. Ezra Klein, Vox, "A new theory for why Republicans and Democrats see the world differently," 18 Dec. 2018 Fourth, the data from the past year confirm that, at least in the short run, corporate tax cuts go to corporations. Jason Furman, WSJ, "The Trump Tax Cuts Boosted Growth and Jobs, but at What Cost?," 18 Dec. 2018 Immigration drains the government, sapping as much as $296 billion a year from federal, state and local taxpayers while depressing wages, at least in the short run. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Trump now says the US loses $200 billion on illegal immigration every year. That’s not true.," 18 Dec. 2018 In the short run, that may boost investment in the U.S., as cautious companies bring some operations back home. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Trade Deals With China—Done the Chinese Way," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of short run

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short run was in 1879

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