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sustainedadjective

 us   /səˈsteɪnd/
continuing for a ​time: sustained ​applause We’ll have to make a sustained ​effort to ​finish this ​job on ​time.
(Definition of sustained from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sustained" in Business English

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sustainedadjective

uk   us   /səˈsteɪnd/
continuing at a particular ​level for a ​period of ​time: sustained economic growth/downturn/recovery The necessary ​underlyingeconomicconditions for a sustained ​recovery appear to be in ​place. For the ​tradedeficit to ​fall on a sustained ​basis, ​exportgrowth would need to ​outstripimportgrowth by a ​heftymargin. sustained ​commitment/​effort/​success
(Definition of sustained from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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