- covering a relatively long period of time: a long-term lease.
- maturing over or after a relatively long period of time: a long-term loan; a long-term bond.
- (of a capital gain or loss) derived from the sale or exchange of an asset held for more than a specified time, as six months or one year.
Origin of long-term
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for longterm
Historical Examples of longterm
Its use is and will be a strong consideration in longterm planning—another good reason, in fact, for flexibility.The Nation's River
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- lasting, staying, or extending over a long timelong-term prospects
- finance maturing after a long period of timea long-term bond
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