short term

short term
noun
the short term
: a short period of time at the beginning of something

It will meet our needs, at least for the short term.

His plan has advantages over the short term.

— usually used in the phrase in the short term

It won't make any difference in the short term. [=when a small amount of time has passed]

These changes may improve profits in the short term [=in the near future, in the short run], but they are going to cost us money in the long term.

compare long term

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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