Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Involving, maturing after, or being in effect for a long time: a long-term investment.

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  • adj. extending over a relatively long time period

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as long-run.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or extending over a relatively long time

Etymologies

long + term (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This was back in the '80s and '90s when the phrase "long-term AIDS survivor" was still a dream.

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  • Instead, the violence arises out of what he calls long-term structural problems around getting people to invest in "normative societal values."

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  • Saracens have announced the signing of England wing Chris Ashton on what they describe as a "long-term contract".

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  • Chris Ashton signs long-term deal with Saracens Saracens have announced the signing of England wing Chris Ashton on what they describe as a "long-term contract" Serena Williams eases past Barbora Zahlavova Strycova Serena Williams was never built to be a ballerina and tumbled to the court to emphasise the point during her 6-0,6-4 second round win over...

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  • The word long-term, he notes, is usually added so that none of it has to be done today.

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  • China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan warned that reforms would need to be put in place to deal with what he characterized as a long-term global recession.

  • At Saracens for the 'long-term': Chris Ashton Chris Ashton signs for Saracens on 'long-term contract' Saracens have announced the signing of England wing Chris Ashton on what they describe as a "long-term contract".

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  • On his first day as O'Mare's successor, Richard sat down at a cluttered desk in a corner of the workroom to review O'Mare's accounts, almost two dozen long-term accounts, several recent ones — all restaurants, markets, shops, and laundries — as well as some seasonal work and special projects.

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  •      It has to be someone who wants — and soon — to expose him, long-term, to the outback.

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  •      Now it's a long-term goal for Ninalee: when Benjamin is five, she's going to start closing the bathroom door on him and his sister.

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