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short-term gainnoun [C or U]

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FINANCE profit made from ​selling something a ​shorttime after ​buying it, usually within a ​year: Paul ​buysshares with the ​aim of ​realisingshort-termgains.
an ​improvement or ​advantage that lasts for only a ​shortperiod of ​time into the future: Playing off one ​person against another or undermining ​colleagues may ​bringshort-termgain, but in the ​longrun everyone ​turns against these ​people. The ​short-termgains of ​outsourcing must be ​weighed in ​terms of the ​totalrequirements.
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