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 relating to a short term, especially one year or less.
of, for, or extending over a limited period
(finance) extending over, maturing within, or required within a short period of time, usually twelve months: short-term credit, short-term capital
- Short-term exposure limit
short-term exposure limit n. The maximum concentration of a chemical to which workers may be exposed continuously for up to 15 minutes without danger to health or work efficiency and safety.
noun 1. the tendency to focus attention on short-term gains, often at the expense of long-term success or stability noun any policy that focuses on immediate profit rather than long-term development and security Usage Note British
- Short-term memory
noun 1. information retained in the brain and retrievable from it over a brief span of time (contrasted with long-term memory). short-term memory noun 1. (psychol) that section of the memory storage system of limited capacity (approximately seven items) that is capable of storing material for a brief period of time Compare long-term memory short-term […]
noun 1. a period or schedule during which the number of working hours is reduced: The recession has put most of the manufacturing plants on short time. noun 1. a system of working, usually for a temporary period, when employees are required to work and be paid for fewer than their normal hours per week […]