the short run

noun

: a short period of time at the beginning of something
One plan had advantages over the short run.
usually used in the phrase in the short run
It won't make any difference in the short run.
These changes may improve profits in the short run, but they are going to cost us money in the long run.

Examples of the short run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the short run, those who wish to bring peace to Sudan must negotiate a meaningful cease-fire and establish safe corridors for the delivery of humanitarian aid. John Prendergast, Foreign Affairs, 27 Feb. 2024 Sure, in the short run, that’ll be how these transfers work. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 22 Feb. 2024 In that sense, the operations appeared to succeed, at least in the short run. Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 In the short run, of course, the pandemic had severe economic and social effects, in many ways wider and deeper than almost anyone expected. Paul Krugman, The Mercury News, 9 Jan. 2024 The future of charging In the short run, automakers are likely to come up with better ways to protect battery life and warm them for charging, Mr. Dasgupta said. Tom Krisher, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Jan. 2024 While that’s unlikely to change in the short run, Mr. Paliwal said there is growing anti-India sentiment amid perceptions that New Delhi’s support has enabled Ms. Hasina’s rise and authoritarian turn. Krutika Pathi, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Jan. 2024 In the short run, a modicum of relief may be headed California's way. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 20 Dec. 2023 For example, in the Alphabet portfolio, Google is responsible for making breakthroughs in machine learning and AI development to enhance the firm’s core search product in the short run, while DeepMind’s main mission is to develop an artificial general intelligence in the longer term. Martin Reeves, Fortune, 18 Dec. 2023 See More

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“The short run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20short%20run. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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