happening or presented for a short period of time: a short-run motion picture.

1935–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Many firms would rather lose short-run profits than lower prices.
Enacting new financial transaction taxes or even more burdensome regulation
  will not be good for the economy in the short-run.
But in the long run, these economists say, the short-run pain will give way to
  long-term gain.
The second great change in the literary economy is short-run printing.
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