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  • 1Short-term: the near-term future
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    • Transforming the Army is a continuous process that balances near-term readiness with future capabilities to implement the nation's defense strategy.
    • State racing executives, however, continued to paint a gloomy picture of the industry's near-term future.
    • I am not optimistic about the near-term futures of corporate governance and corporate reporting in America.
  • 2(Of a pregnant female or a fetus) close to the time of birth: near-term sheep fetuses
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    • The deaths were particularly worrying to conservationists, because six of the whales were adult females, three carrying near-term fetuses.
    • It was an adult female with a near-term fetus; based on the descriptions in our paper, he was certain it was Indopacetus.
    • There were 303 term or near-term infants who met the inclusion criteria for the study.

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