covering or applying to a relatively short period of time.
maturing over a relatively short period of time: a short-term loan.
(of profit, loss, interest, etc.) of or pertaining to a short term, especially one year or less.

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1.  of, for, or extending over a limited period
2.  finance extending over, maturing within, or required within a short period of time, usually twelve months: short-term credit; short-term capital

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Word Origin & History

1901, from short (adj.) + term (n.).
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Example sentences
Settling for a tolerable short-term future, newspapers could end up writing
  themselves out of the long-term one.
When you think that way, you have to always consider the long-run implications
  of short-term actions.
It divides human memory into three stages or parts: sensory memory, short-term
  memory, and long-term memory.
Such a plan must be perceived as a long-term strategy, not a short-term fix.
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