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"long-distance" in British 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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long-distanceadjective

us   /ˈlɔŋ ˈdɪs·t̬əns/
traveling or separated by a large distance: a long-distance phone call
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"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)
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