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English definition of “long-time”

long-time

adjective [before noun]     /ˈlɒŋ.taɪm/ US  /ˈlɑːŋ-/
C1 describes someone who has been in a particular position for a long period: A long-time friend of the chairman said she had expected the resignation.Lasting for a long time
(Definition of long-time adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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