in the short/medium/long term

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in the short/medium/long term

During a short/medium/long period of time in the future. It's an adequate solution in the short term, maybe even in the medium term, but it won't fix the problem in the long term.
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in the ˈlong/ˈmedium/ˈshort term

used to describe what will happen a long/medium/short time into the future: In the short term, we can send the refugees food and clothing, but in the long term we must do something about the underlying problems. ▶ ˌlong-ˈterm, ˌshort-ˈterm adj.: a long-term approachshort-term problems
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It is authorized to commercialize various products from INS, Alico and Magisterio and expects to close deals with the two other insurance companies, Mundial and Assa, in the short term.
We think there are tremendous opportunities for schools to work with banks," Pavlakis says, to collect cash more efficiently, deploy it in the short term, and disburse it more efficiently.
From there landlords can follow a simple model that will generate enough funds in the short term to pay for long-term objectives, including the effective removal or buyout of the remaining IMD tenants.
Corporate IT departments have attempted to cope with the e-mail deluge in the short term by making use of the Exchange servers' ability to handle large volumes of data.
The expenditures of building the NMDA have clearly been intended as an investment in the future growth of the company which necessarily impact our current operational costs in the short term.
In the short term, an effective category for temporary and seasonal employees, like the existing H-2B visa.