the short term

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Definition of the short term

: a short period of time at the beginning of something It will meet our needs, at least for the short term. His plan has advantages over the short term. usually used in the phrase in the short termIt won't make any difference in the short term.These changes may improve profits in the short term, but they are going to cost us money in the long term.

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“The short term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20short%20term. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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