Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “long-term”

See all translations

long-term

adjective [usually before noun]
 
 
/ˌlɒŋˈtɜːm/
continuing to exist or have an effect for a long time into the future: It's too early to tell whether the long-term benefits of biofuel plants will exceed the taxpayer dollars invested in them.a long-term agreement/contract/deal Unions are negotiating a long-term agreement to keep the jobs in the local area. The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. long-term debt/effects/planning
ACCOUNTING relating to a period of time of more than one year: Guessing the long-term cash flow of an established business is relatively simple.
FINANCE relating to money that is borrowed or invested for a long period of time: The Fund's cash reserve could then be used to buy long-term bonds on the cash market. long-term investment/ borrowing/savings →  Compare short-term
Translations of “long-term”
in Korean 장기적인…
in Arabic مُدّة طَويلة…
in Portuguese a longo prazo…
in Catalan a llarg termini…
in Japanese 長期の…
in Italian a lungo termine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長期的…
in Russian длительный…
in Turkish uzun vadeli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长期的…
in Polish długoterminowy…
(Definition of long-term adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of long-term?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “long-term” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More