the short term

Definition of the short term

  1. :  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 term It 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.

Word by Word Definitions

shortplay
  1. :  having little length

    :  not tall or high :  low

    :  not extended in time :  brief

  1. :  in a curt manner

    :  for or during a brief time

    :  at a disadvantage :  unawares

  1. :  the sum and substance :  upshot

    :  a short syllable

    :  a short sound or signal

  1. :  short-circuit

    :  shortchange, cheat

    :  to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices

termplay
  1. :  a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject

    :  expression of a specified kind

    :  a limited or definite extent of time

  1. :  to apply a term to :  call, name


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