(adj.) = medium-term ; near-term ; in the medium term ; in the mid-term ; mid-term [midterm]. Ex: One of the recommendations made by the group was to identify medium-term (five years) and longer-term needs for expanding the existing system. Ex: The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is another volunteer organization; it meets regularly to discuss operational and near-term technical problems of the Internet. Ex: CD-ROM may be a transient technology being overtaken by multimedia and improved online services but in the medium term its applications will increase. Ex: A reduction of approximately 40% is to be expected in the mid-term. Ex: The mid-term weight loss is similar with both techniques.