- 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
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Examples from the Web for long-range
That means the F-35 will be almost entirely reliant on long-range air-to-air missiles.
It will still carry a pair of Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM long-range air-to-air missiles and a pair of bombs.
In short, it had all the makings of a nuclear attack drill, part of an escalation in long-range Russian operations worldwide.US & Russia Re-Arming for a New Cold War
September 30, 2014
He noted that in the modern world, “cyberattacks, long-range missiles, and who knows what else” can destroy America from far away.Rick Santorum on ISIS & the Lack of Baptist Jihadis
September 27, 2014
The long-range missiles are known in Russia as the RS-20s and dubbed by NATO as the SATANs.Congress Targets Russia’s ‘Satan’ Missile
May 19, 2014
Several times she had been fired at by hunters with long-range rifles.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
Both drop their bridle-reins, grasping the repeating, long-range weapons.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
Sure, Chuck's got the long-range view and I suppose it's best.Project Mastodon
Clifford Donald Simak
"I don't believe it's much more than long-range firing yet," said the soldier.The Long Roll
The long-range difference, however, will be exceedingly interesting.The Black Star Passes
John W Campbell
- of or extending into the futurea 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
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