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English definition of “long-distance”

long-distance

adjective [before noun]     /ˌlɒŋˈdɪstəns/ COMMUNICATIONS
relating to services , especially telecommunications , that connect places that are long way from each other: long-distance carrier/company/provider Some long-distance carriers are lobbying to gain equal access to mobile phone customers . On a typical weekday the company's long-distance network has about 2 million calls initiated every five minutes . A long-distance service that gives you a package on your most dialed numbers might save you money . He works as a long-distance truck driver . long-distance charges / rates
(Definition of long-distance adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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