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[lawng-reynj, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈreɪndʒ, ˈlɒŋ-/
considering or extending into the future:
a long-range outlook; long-range plans.
designed to cover or operate over a long distance:
long-range rockets.
Origin of long-range
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This robbed them of their peace for a night, and was the beginning of a long-range fire carefully calculated to that end.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • It was long-range shooting, but two of the brutes were slightly crippled.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • As a matter of fact, many attempts had been made, by means of long-range bombardments, to achieve that end.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
  • Several times she had been fired at by hunters with long-range rifles.

    Johnny Bear E. T. Seton
  • I had no long-range rifle in my hands, coming up against the wind toward an unsuspecting creature hundreds of yards away.

    Summer Dallas Lore Sharp
British Dictionary definitions for long-range


of or extending into the future: a long-range weather forecast
(of vehicles, aircraft, etc) capable of covering great distances without refuelling
(of weapons) made to be fired at a distant target
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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