Meaning of “long-distance” in the English Dictionary

"long-distance" in English

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long-distanceadjective [ before noun ], adverb

uk /ˌlɒŋˈdɪs.təns/ us /ˌlɑːŋˈdɪs.təns/

B2 travelling a long way, or separated by a long distance:

a long-distance runner
long-distance lorry drivers
a long-distance phone call

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(Definition of “long-distance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"long-distance" in American English

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us /ˈlɔŋ ˈdɪs·t̬əns/

traveling or separated by a large distance:

a long-distance phone call

(Definition of “long-distance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"long-distance" in Business English

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long-distanceadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌlɒŋˈdɪstəns/ us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)