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 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

Examples of long view in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In fact, Pat routinely has taken the long view with cap space, rather than necessarily spending in the moment (a lesson learned with Dion Waiters, James Johnson and Tyler Johnson). Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 27 June 2021 Here’s hoping the long view tells a different story, and this past week will be remembered as nothing more than a few speed bumps while navigating an unfamiliar new road. BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2021 Padres manager Jayce Tingler chose the long view when asked to compare his team’s depth against baseball’s measuring stick. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2021 For starters, employers need to re-think their expectations -- taking the long view for their workers and for their companies. Kara Alaimo, CNN, 18 June 2021 Brooklyn prides itself on taking precautions and the long view, but its title hopes may ultimately fade based on a tricky injury that seemed to be mismanaged from the start. Mike Mazzeo, Forbes, 6 June 2021 In the context of the pandemic, that means shrinking our timelines instead of taking the long view. Ryan Wong, Forbes, 7 June 2021 An ability to focus on the long view and things that really matter. Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 And just as Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos takes the long view, Glover’s support is not short-term or seasonal. Kris Putnam-walkerly, Forbes, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of long view


1912, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2021

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“Long view.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20view. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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