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Meaning of “short-term” in the English Dictionary

"short-term" in British English

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short-termadjective

uk   /ˌʃɔːtˈtɜːm/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt.tɝːm/
(Definition of short-term from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"short-term" in American English

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short-termadjective

 us   /ˈʃɔrtˈtɜrm/
happening, ​existing, or ​continuing for only a little ​time: Short-term ​interestrates are going down.
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short termnoun [S]

uk   us  
→  short run

short-termadjective

uk   us   /ˌʃɔːtˈtɜːm/
continuing or having an ​effect for a ​shortperiod of ​time in the future: These ​risks are short-term and ​manageable. Stability involves ​balancing short-term and ​long-termoutcomes to ​achievesustainablesuccess. Despite some short-term ​benefits, these ​strategiesexact many ​costs. Roughly a third of the ​workforce is ​employed under short-term ​contracts. Our short-termfinancial 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 ​shortperiod of ​time: Sometimes ​banksrequireemergency short-term ​financing. There is ​optimism that Federal Reserve ​policymakers will ​cut short-term ​interestrates.
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(Definition of short term from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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