short-term :

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  • s  relating to or extending over a limited period
    a short-term lease
    short-term credit

  • Short-term bank certificates of deposit and money-market accounts still offer paltry yields.
  • The biggest element of the short-term cleanup efforts will be a restriction on car traffic that begins July 20.
  • They have life goals (like raising a family or raking in cash) and short-term aspirations (like making a new friend or buying a new refrigerator).
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  • Barack Obama in AFP
    The single biggest threat to US security, both short-term, medium-term and long-term, would be the possibility of a terrorist organization obtaining a nuclear weapon,Obama said on Sunday.
  • Lawrence Summers in BusinessWeek
    We must demonstrate a commitment to reducing long-term deficits, but not at the price of short-term growth,Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Lawrence Summers, director of the White House's National Economic Council, wrote in an...
  • Nancy Pelosi in CNN
    ...a separate statement, Pelosi said Friday's November jobs report -- with more than a half-million jobs lost -- made it clear that Congress must provide "short-term and limited assistance" to the automakers.

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