[ lawng-turm, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌtɜrm, ˈlɒŋ- /
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.
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deep-rooted, eternal, indelible, durable, continuing, abiding, permanent, stable, everlasting, lifelong, longstanding, comprehensive, global, persisting, sweeping, blanket, total, umbrella, constant, continual
- long-tailed cuckoo,
- long-tailed tit,
- long-term memory,
Origin of long-term
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for longterm
Its use is and will be a strong consideration in longterm planning—another good reason, in fact, for flexibility.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
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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