medium-term

medium-term
medium-term ˈmedium-term adjective [only before a noun]
not happening or making a profit immediately, but not over a very long period of time:

• a medium-term loan

• It is possible to get some quite good yields on medium-term bonds.

— compare long-term, short-term

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medium-term UK US /ˈmiːdiəmˌtɜːm/ adjective [before noun]
relating to a period of time that is neither very soon nor very far into the future: medium-term prospects/projections/outlook »

He believes that the deal greatly improves the company's medium-term growth prospects.

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET relating to money that is borrowed or invested for between two and ten years: »

medium-term investments/bonds/securities

Compare LONG-TERM(Cf. ↑long-term), SHORT-TERM(Cf. ↑short-term)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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