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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Green, long viewed as Golden State’s engine, has been very good but somewhat less maniacal. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "The All-Bullseye Team: Five All-Stars Facing Serious Playoff Pressure," 4 Apr. 2018 The Department of Defense has instructions that clearly says there will always be a human in the loop, so it’s taken the long view on this. Angela Chen, The Verge, "A retired Navy captain explains how drones will shape the future of war," 5 Dec. 2018 In Boeing’s long view, everything will work out fine in the end. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing predicts strong growth in world’s airplane fleet, looking past near-term uncertainties," 16 July 2018 Here is the long view, across three centuries, of a cultural exchange that is rich, complex and tenacious. Charles Nicholl, WSJ, "‘The Warm South’ Review: Other Skies, Other Manners," 30 Nov. 2018 Her long view of history—brutally honest and fiercely optimistic—is what draws people to her speeches, both at the park and at her numerous engagements. Shaniqwa Jarvis, Glamour, "The 97-Year-Old Park Ranger Who Doesn’t Have Time for Foolishness," 2 Nov. 2018 China has long viewed the country’s ethnic minorities as backward, said James Leibold an expert on Chinese ethnic polices at Melbourne’s La Trobe University. Yanan Wang, The Seattle Times, "China says interning Muslims brings them into ‘modern’ world," 16 Oct. 2018 And our species doesn't exactly excel at taking the long view. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Interstellar Travel Requires a Long-Term Approach (and Humans Are Too Impatient)," 10 Aug. 2018 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

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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