long view

noun

Definition of long view

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Longview

geographical name
Long·​view | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌvyü How to pronounce Longview (audio) \

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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In particular, a new surge barrier and gate that closes off the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal near the Lower 9th Ward has reduced the risk of flooding in an area long viewed as the city’s Achilles’ heel. Washington Post, "Louisiana faces triple threat of storm surge, river, rain," 13 July 2019 That, too, could be a case of whether the Heat are living in the moment or taking the long view. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Can Butler, Waiters coexist in the same lineup?," 19 July 2019 Elevations range from 1,875 feet to 2,100 feet with a variety of excellent long views from the hills looking over the fields, pastures, and woodlands on the ranch. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Huge Central Texas ranch for sale covers 50 square miles with a price tag just as large," 19 July 2019 But taking the long view, the Cubs need to focus on winning the NL Central and avoiding a first-round playoff matchup with the Dodgers, who look as strong as ever. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Rather than voting Cubs into the All-Star Game, maybe it’s best that fans give them a break," 24 June 2019 College admissions testing was long viewed as a great equalizer. The Washington Post, nola.com, "SAT’s new adversity score system faces its own adversity," 4 June 2019 Here are the holes, in seven charts: The long viewThe number of border crossers is rising, but remains historically low. Ana Campoy, Quartz, "Why Trump’s math on immigration is all wrong, in 7 charts," 5 June 2019 The West and some Latin American countries have long viewed Mr. Maduro’s government, with its close ties to Russia, Cuba and Iran, as a destabilizing force. Farnaz Fassihi, WSJ, "Pompeo Presses U.N. Security Council on Venezuela," 26 Jan. 2019 As for our current cultural compass, DuVernay, who was recently named cochair of Prada’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, takes the long view. Allison Glock, Marie Claire, "The Change Makers: Constance Wu, Ava DuVernay, and Jessica Chastain," 7 Mar. 2019

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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