long-term

adjective
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˈtərm How to pronounce long-term (audio) \

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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The first known use of long-term was in 1867

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“Long-term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-term. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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long-term

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of long-term

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

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