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long-term

adjective
     
long-term W3 [usually before noun]
continuing for a long period of time into the future, or relating to what will happen in the distant future [≠ short term]:
the long-term future of the fishing industry
the long-term interests of the company
the long-term unemployed (=people who have not had a job for a long time)
the long-term effects of alcohol on the body

➔ in the long term

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