Learner's definition of SHORT–TERM
: lasting for, relating to, or involving a short period of time
the short-term effects of the plan
The company is using a short-term plan/strategy to increase profits.
Her memory of events that happened long ago is still okay, but her short-term memory is failing. [=it is difficult for her to remember things that happened recently]
a short-term contract/investment
short-term [=short-range] goals