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long-termadjective

 us   /ˈlɔŋˌtɜrm/
happening, ​existing, or ​continuing for many ​years or ​far into the ​future: Scientists ​warned of the long-term ​effects of ​globalwarming.
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"long-term" in British English

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long-termadjective

uk   /ˌlɒŋˈtɜːm/  us   /ˌlɑːŋˈtɝːm/
B2 continuing a ​longtime into the ​future: long-term ​unemployment long-term ​care for the ​seriouslyill the long-term ​effects of the ​drug

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"long term" in Business English

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long termnoun [S]

uk   us  
→  long run

long-termadjective [usually before noun]

uk   us   /ˌlɒŋˈtɜːm/
continuing to exist or have an ​effect for a ​longtime into the future: It's too early to tell whether the long-term ​benefits of ​biofuelplants will ​exceed the ​taxpayerdollarsinvested in them.a long-term agreement/contract/deal Unions are ​negotiating a long-term ​agreement to ​keep the ​jobs in the ​localarea. The ​fundseeks 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 ​cashflow of an ​establishedbusiness is ​relatively simple.
FINANCE relating to ​money that is ​borrowed or ​invested for a ​longperiod of ​time: The Fund's ​cashreserve could then be used to ​buy long-term ​bonds on the ​cashmarket. long-term ​investment/ ​borrowing/​savings
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Translations of “long-term”
in Arabic مُدّة طَويلة…
in Korean 장기적인…
in Portuguese a longo prazo…
in Catalan a llarg termini…
in Japanese 長期の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长期的…
in Turkish uzun vadeli…
in Russian длительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長期的…
in Italian a lungo termine…
in Polish długoterminowy…
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