the tendency to focus attention on short-term gains, often at the expense of long-term success or stability
any policy that focuses on immediate profit rather than long-term development and security
- 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 […]
noun, Informal. 1. a person, as a soldier, who has a short period of time left to serve on a tour of duty.
noun 1. an abridged listing in a catalog or bibliography, giving only such essential information as the author’s name and the book’s title, publisher, and date and place of publication.