from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See in the long run, under run.

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

  • adj. relating to or extending over a relatively long time
  • n. a period of time sufficient for factors to work themselves out


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  • But there is another long-run benefit that has been largely ignored: The children of highly skilled immigrants become exceptional Americans.

    The Exceptional Children Of Skilled Immigrants

  • Yet it is undeniable that we have a tremendous long-run deficit problem to deal with—and the sooner, the better.

    The GOP Myth of 'Job-Killing' Spending

  • If Italy can raise its real long-run growth potential to 0.8% per year out to 2020, and sustain an annual primary budget surplus of 5% of GDP, its debt-to-GDP ratio could hit 125% in 2013, from 120% now, but fall thereafter, J.P. Morgan estimates.

    Mario Monti's Mountain of Challenges

  • Currently, a laddered portfolio of government bonds yields around 1.5%, while stocks and real estate may be expected to return around 8% in the long-run.

    Federal Wealth Tax Would Certainly Change the Game

  • If we are to prevail in the long run, we must expand the long-run strength of our economy.

    Notable & Quotable

  • There was extensive debate about shifting the Fed's communications strategy to be clearer about the central bank's long-run goals and what it would take to get the Fed to raise rates.

    Inside the Fed Fight Over Bond Buys

  • The Fed has more direct control over long-run inflation than it has over long-run employment, but its congressional mandate is to seek both stable prices and maximum long-run employment.

    Inside the Fed Fight Over Bond Buys

  • And Shaw says the measures undertaken by the government may end up distorting Kenya's markets in the long-run.

    Cost of Living Rising in Kenya

  • Some of the ideas being discussed could affect everything from long-run unemployment rates in the United States to the extent of welfare benefits in Europe or the availability and cost of home mortgage loans.

    At IMF, the hunt for a new consensus

  • University of California at Berkeley economist David Romer, among others, noted that U.S. politicians were not leveling with citizens about issues such as the long-run need to curb public debt or about the amount of economic stimulus that might be needed to meaningfully bring down unemployment in the short run.

    At IMF, the hunt for a new consensus


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