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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
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