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"short-term" in British English

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short-termadjective

us   /ˈʃɔrtˈtɜrm/
happening, existing, or continuing for only a little time: Short-term interest rates are going down.
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"short term" in Business English

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short termnoun [S]

uk   us  
→  short run

short-termadjective

uk   /ˌʃɔːtˈtɜːm/ us  
continuing or having an effect for a short period of time in the future: These risks are short-term and manageable. Stability involves balancing short-term and long-term outcomes to achieve sustainable success. Despite some short-term benefits, these strategies exact many costs. Roughly a third of the workforce is employed under short-term contracts. Our short-term financial goal is to survive the next few years.
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ACCOUNTING relating to a period of time of less than one year: Any liabilities that will be settled in less than 12 months are short-term liabilities.
FINANCE relating to money that is borrowed or invested for a short period of time: Sometimes banks require emergency short-term financing. There is optimism that Federal Reserve policy makers will cut short-term interest rates.
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(Definition of short term from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“short-term” in Business English

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