Definition of short-term adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʃɔːt ˈtɜːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɔːrt ˈtɜːrm//
[usually before noun]
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lasting a short time; designed only for a short period of time in the future a short-term loan to find work on a short-term contract short-term plans a short-term solution to the problem His short-term memory (= the ability to remember things that happened a short time ago) is failing. compare long-term
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: short-term