long view


Definition of long view 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an approach to a problem or situation that emphasizes long-range factors


geographical name
Long·​view | \ˈlȯŋ-ˌvyü \

Definition of Longview (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in northeastern Texas population 80,455

Note: Longview grew rapidly in the 1930s after the discovery of oil in the area.

2 city on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington population 36,648

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And what is the long view of how software is eating transportation? Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: How high can the world’s most valuable cannabis company go?," 20 Sep. 2018 Despite the praise for its neighbor, India has long viewed China's moves in the region with caution, especially the militarization of islands in the South China Sea, where trillions of dollars worth of trade pass through each year. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks out against protectionism," 1 June 2018 Mountain Top, with long views of the Ozark Mountains, is more beginner-friendly. John Paul Newport, WSJ, "The New Golf Vacation: Quicker, Easier and More Fun," 31 May 2018 There, lawmakers worked with a long view in mind, asking who African Americans would be before the Constitution going forward. Martha S. Jones, Time, "How the 14th Amendment's Promise of Birthright Citizenship Redefined America," 9 July 2018 In the long view, though, James getting Cleveland that far to begin with, yet again, is an accomplishment all on its own. Robert O'connell, The Atlantic, "LeBron James and the Championship Question," 30 May 2018 But taking a longer view makes more sense as a deal strategy these days. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Big Pharma’s Strategy Is Music to Biotech Investors’ Ears," 1 May 2018 Meanwhile, German companies are taking a longer view, weighing the possibility that Trump could be out of office in a few years. Marc Vartabedian, latimes.com, "In Mexico's own Motor City, billion-dollar investments but also fear of Trump's trade moves," 23 Apr. 2018 This kind of unfiltered, full-immersion and minutes-long view gives the viewer the time and the space to contemplate the details of the environment and to try and make sense of the connections between the shots. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Walden': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 12 July 2018

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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