long-term

adjective \ ˈlȯŋ-ˈtərm \

Definition of long-term

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

First Known Use of long-term

1867


LONG-TERM Defined for English Language Learners

long-term

Definition of long-term for English Language Learners

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


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