year·​long | \ ˈyir-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce yearlong (audio) \

Definition of yearlong

: lasting through a year

Examples of yearlong in a Sentence

She went on a yearlong sabbatical.

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Agriculture has been among the U.S. economic sectors hit hardest by the yearlong trade conflict with China. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "U.S. Farmers, Wanting a Trade Deal, Brace for Aid Package Some Fear Will Fall Short," 17 May 2019 The Federal Trade Commission’s coming resolution of its yearlong investigation of alleged privacy lapses at Facebook Inc. looms as a defining moment for U.S. policy on consumer data, one with lasting ramifications for companies that collect it. John D. Mckinnon, WSJ, "Looming Facebook Fine Points to a Tougher Cop on the Tech Beat," 25 Apr. 2019 Adding another entry to his yearlong slump, Spieth struggled to a 3-over 75 Thursday in the opening round of the Masters and was a whopping nine shots off the lead. Paul Newberry, The Seattle Times, "Masters: What’s wrong with Jordan Spieth?," 11 Apr. 2019 That combination helped the Team Penske driver snap a nearly yearlong losing streak. Fox News, "Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega," 29 Apr. 2018 The report from the Federal Transit Administration comes as SEPTA finishes up a nearly yearlong review of the existing network. Jason Laughlin,, "SEPTA lost millions of bus trips last year, feds say. Proposed solutions are in the works," 23 Mar. 2018 The disclosure of the 11th-hour buyer is the latest delay in the city attorney's nearly yearlong effort to force Rashaed out of the landlord business. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mystery Delaware buyer offers to buy 123 properties owned by notorious landlord Elijah Rashaed," 23 Feb. 2018 Redstone’s mental health was at the center of a more than yearlong fight over Viacom. Jef Feeley,, "CBS Investors Can Press Lawsuit Over Redstone's Pay," 20 Apr. 2018 In the video, Baldwin points out guilty pleas stemming from the yearlong probe. Fox News, "Alec Baldwin backs Robert Mueller probe in recent video," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of yearlong

1813, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of yearlong

: lasting one year

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