for the short/medium/long term

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for the short/medium/long term

For a short/medium/long period of time in the future. It's an adequate solution for the short term, maybe even for the medium term, but it won't fix the problem for the long term.
See also: long, medium, short, term
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In essence, their goals deliver in the near term while creating a more valuable business for the long term (see the adjacent sidebar discussing Nordstrom's strategy).
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