When the key changes for a longer period and a new tonic is firmly established, we call it modulation. However, what do we call a very brief change of at most several measures, when harmony from another key brings the color of that key, but not strongly enough to make the listener forget about the original tonic?
Examples when this happen might be a secondary dominant (or several secondary functions), or modal interchange. E.g. if in the key of C we hear a progression A7-Dm, then followed by a progression in C, we likely interpret A7 as a secondary dominant. We hear it as borrowed from the key of Dm. I understand calling this modulation would be incorrect, but is there a more appropriate (and widely used) term?