long-term

adjective
\ˈlȯŋ-ˈtərm \

Definition of long-term 

1 : occurring over or involving a relatively long period of time seeking long-term solutions

2a : of, relating to, or constituting a financial operation or obligation based on a considerable term and especially one of more than 10 years long-term bonds

b : generated by assets held for longer than six months a long-term capital gain

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1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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long-term

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English Language Learners Definition of long-term

: lasting for, relating to, or involving a long period of time

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