short run

noun

Definition of short run

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

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Other Words from short run

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

Examples of short run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the short run, this will cause blocks to be produced more quickly. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer," 26 Dec. 2020 While its engineers may be able to sustain research and output in the short run, the latest sanctions basically freeze its capabilities while the industry advances. Bloomberg.com, "How Chinese Chip Giant SMIC Can Evade Trump’s Newest Crackdown," 22 Dec. 2020 Low taxes, interest rates and regulations helped profits in the short run, but eventually hurt everyone as infrastructure crumbles, public services fail, public health declines and natural disasters increase. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Are there good or bad times ahead financially?," 18 Dec. 2020 Chase Crone scored on a short run and SK led 10-0.. James Weber, The Enquirer, "Dixie Heights shows no quit in comeback win over Simon Kenton in Kentucky playoffs," 21 Nov. 2020 The Tigers would fumble the ensuing kickoff and Jalen Puttman scored on a short run three plays later as the Mustangs built a 20-0 advantage. J. Daniel Pearson, orlandosentinel.com, "Wekiva defense halts Tohopekaliga in 8A football victory," 20 Nov. 2020 Chargers punter Ty Long bobbled a snap and had his kicked blocked to set up the game's first score on Ahmed's short run. Paul Gereffi, Star Tribune, "Dolphins earn 5th straight win by beating Chargers 29-21," 15 Nov. 2020 Karr then extended its lead to 27-7 on its first drive of the second half on a short run by Marigny. Josh Preston Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Karr takes ‘Battle of Algiers' in 34-13 win over L.B. Landry," 7 Nov. 2020 Among them: As of this morning, there have been more than 13.3 million cases and more than 266,000 deaths in the United States alone, with little reason to believe things will improve in the short run. NBC News, "Meet the Press - November 29, 2020," 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of short run

1879, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2021

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“Short run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20run. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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