Why was clemency trending last week?


[neer-turm] /ˈnɪərˈtɜrm/
for, covering, or involving the very near future:
the near-term prospects for lower interest rates.
Origin of near-term
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for near-term
  • Tourism is the only sector offering any near-term potential, and even this is limited due to a short season and high costs.
  • The center's near-term goal is to make cheetahs self-sustaining in captivity.
  • The forum would have both near-term and long-term objectives.
  • In the meantime, any near-term threat to our survival on this planet is dwarfed by the difficulty of surviving on any other.
  • And as good as our brains have become at planning ahead, we're still biased toward looking for near-term, simple threats.
  • Indeed, mortgage delinquencies aren't going to improve in the near-term either.
  • Construction, however, isn't likely to improve much in the near-term.
  • The plan intends to get firms to buy more equipment in the near-term to help spur the economy.
  • Trading and underwriting have been slow and aren't expected to pick up much in the near-term.
  • In the long run that revenue may come in, but that doesn't help the state's fiscal crisis in the near-term.
Contemporary definitions for near-term

close to giving birth's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for near-term

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for near

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with near-term