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Meaning of “long-distance” in the English Dictionary

"long-distance" in British English

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long-distanceadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   /ˌlɒŋˈdɪs.təns/  us   /ˌlɑːŋ-/
B2 travelling a ​long way, or ​separated by a ​longdistance: a long-distance ​runner long-distance ​lorrydrivers a long-distance ​phonecall

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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 ​largedistance: a long-distance ​phonecall
(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   us   /ˌlɒŋˈdɪstəns/ COMMUNICATIONS
relating to ​services, especially telecommunications, that ​connectplaces that are ​long way from each other: long-distance carrier/company/provider Some long-distance ​carriers are ​lobbying to ​gainequalaccess to ​mobilephonecustomers. On a typical ​weekday the company's long-distance ​network has about 2 million ​callsinitiated every five ​minutes. A long-distance ​service that gives you a ​package on your most ​dialednumbers might ​save you ​money. He ​works as a long-distance ​truckdriver . long-distance ​charges/​rates
(Definition of long-distance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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