The definition of short term is something temporary or not meant to last.
An example of short term is a one week lease.
- for or extending over a short time
- designating or of a bond, capital gain, etc. that involves a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, for maturity, repayment, amortization, etc. or for computing tax liability
- designating memory involving recent facts or events
over or for a short period of time
- Involving or lasting a relatively brief time.
- a. Payable or reaching maturity within a relatively brief time, such as a year: a short-term loan.b. Acquired over a relatively brief time: short-term capital gains.
(comparative shorter-term, superlative shortest-term)
- of or pertaining to the near or immediate future.
- This short-term plan deals with the next few days.
- of or pertaining to a short duration of time
- short-term exposure
- Alternative spelling of short-term.
- The near future; a comparatively brief time period starting with the present moment (other time of reference); the time in which immediate needs and goals are relevant.
- Except in attributive uses (treated here as adjectival; see short-term), this term is primarily found in the phrases in the short term and over the short term.