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Definition of short-term adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

short-term

adjective
short-term pronunciation American
 
1 [usually before noun] lasting a short time; designed only for a short period of time in the futurea short-term loanto find work on a short-term contractshort-term plansa short-term solution to the problemHis short-term memory (= the ability to remember things that happened a short time ago) is failing. compare long-term2 [only before noun] (of a place) where you only stay for a short timea short-term parking garageshort-term patients (= who only stay in a hospital for a short time)