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short-term

[shawrt-turm] /ˈʃɔrtˈtɜrm/
adjective
1.
covering or applying to a relatively short period of time.
2.
maturing over a relatively short period of time:
a short-term loan.
3.
(of profit, loss, interest, etc.) of or pertaining to a short term, especially one year or less.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Typically a central bank controls certain types of shortterm interest rates.
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  • shortterm capital gains are taxed at a higher rate the ordinary income tax rate.
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British Dictionary definitions for shortterm

short-term

adjective
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 and History for shortterm

short-term

adj.

1901, from short (adj.) + term (n.).

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