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    welldone Guest

    what's the word

    Dear teachers,

    This is killing me..

    What exactly is the word between short-term and long-term?

    My friend told me midterm, hah!

    Please give me some hint...

    thanks a million

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    Re: what's the word

    "long-term": (1)that will last over a long period of time
    e.g. a long-term strategy
    (2) that is not likely to change or be solved quickly
    e.g. long-term unemployment

    "short-term": designed only for a short period of time in the future;lasting a short time
    e.g. short-term aims/plans

    :)

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    welldone Guest
    thanks henry :D

    I think I didn't make my question clear.

    Actually I am looking for a word that's longer than short-term and shorter than long-term

    //thinking hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    thanks henry :D

    I think I didn't make my question clear.

    Actually I am looking for a word that's longer than short-term and shorter than long-term

    //thinking hard
    Ooops.

    Yes, your friend is right. There is a "midterm."

    "midterm"(1) in the middle of the period that a government, a council, etc. is elected for.
    e.g.midterm elections

    (2) for or connected with a period of time that is neither long nor short; in the middle of a particular period.
    e.g. a midterm solution

    (3) in the middle of one of the main periods of the academic year.
    e.g. a midterm exam

    : :)

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    welldone Guest
    thanks sooooooooooooo much henry...

    I really didn't know that midterm IS the word. i though my friend was kidding me.

    henry you have a great day!

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