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long-term

[ lawng-turm, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌtɜrm, ˈlɒŋ- /
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adjective
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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Origin of long-term

First recorded in 1905–10
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How to use long-term in a sentence

  • Chasen had been a shrewd longterm player of the stock market and had done very well investing in platinum.

    New Clue in Chasen Murder|A. L. Bardach|December 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • Its use is and will be a strong consideration in longterm planning—another good reason, in fact, for flexibility.

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British Dictionary definitions for long-term

long-term

adjective
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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