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long-term

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlong-termˌlong-ˈterm ●●○ W3 adjective [usually before noun] 🔊 🔊 LONG TIMEcontinuing for a long period of time, or relating to what will happen in the distant future opp short-term 🔊 the long-term future of the fishing industry 🔊 the long-term interests of the companythe long-term unemployed (=people who have not had a job for a long time) 🔊 the long-term effects of alcohol on the bodylong-term plan/strategy/solutionlong-term loan/investment in the long term at term1(6)
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long-termPeople need to think long-term.Any patient who has vascular disease should be on long-term aspirin.This chapter will discuss the main long-term contracts which a potential recording artist is likely to sign.But there is no evidence that they either intended or effected systematic and long-term destruction.This means that fishing quotas are likely to fall in coming years in order to preserve the long-term future of the fisheries.Term Structure of Interest Rates Effective management of financing sources requires an understanding of the relationship between short-term and long-term interest rates.long-term investmentsFurther long-term savings are anticipated from the reforms.This caution obviously arises from the need to minimize the risk of long-term side-effects caused by seemingly innocent new substances.But my strategy was to keep in mind the long-term situation ...long-term futureBut what about the long-term future?Since firms need to make profits in market economies, these projects have no long-term future.Innovation and expansion have continued apace as manufacturers have no misgivings about the long-term future for clay roofing tiles.In these circumstances the long-term future for mental health services in inner London was not good.Is not that the best investment that we can make in the long-term future for that troubled area?That is the only long-term future for the coal industry.This means that fishing quotas are likely to fall in coming years in order to preserve the long-term future of the fisheries.
From Longman Business Dictionarylong-termˈlong-term adjective [only before a noun]1long-term plans, aims etc are related to a long period of time into the futureBoeing’s predictions about long-term jet sales2the long-term unemployed people who have not had a job for a long timea new law to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed
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