Definition of long-term in English:



  • Occurring over or relating to a long period of time.

    ‘the long-term unemployed’
    ‘the long-term effects of smoking’
    • ‘However, the new ward will be aimed at those who need long-term or even lifelong care.’
    • ‘It needs to invest the considerable sums of money provided by the Sky deal in long-term change.’
    • ‘The long-term effects of cannabis on the body are still a matter of controversy.’
    • ‘Many of those who are suffering now had no idea of the long-term effects of their excess.’
    • ‘Crisis and food shortage did not have any lasting effect on the long-term trend.’
    • ‘We are trying to change the diet of Scottish children and that is a long-term thing.’
    • ‘It could take longer to effect than we hoped, but it remains our long-term objective.’
    • ‘We don't believe that this is the long-term solution to the problems of the health service.’
    • ‘Until we have done the research we do not know what the long-term effects might be.’
    • ‘Their aim is to bring home to the council the long-term effects a decision could have.’
    • ‘I'm also a long-term member of the list, so there may well have been some bias in operation.’
    • ‘Thus, the role of directors is to ensure the long-term viability of their companies.’
    • ‘The firm has also taken on two long-term unemployed bricklayers to work with them.’
    • ‘Beyond mere survival are the severe long-term problems of a once major club in a spiral of decline.’
    • ‘Her long-term goal is to move into other sectors such as manufacturing and electronics.’
    • ‘In the long-term the US needs to win hearts and minds as well as military victories.’
    • ‘Horne said he would like to see a more long-term approach taken across Scotland.’
    • ‘We need to be brave enough to confront these to secure long-term benefits for local people.’
    • ‘If these separate gene lines are mixed up we don't know what the long-term effects will be.’
    • ‘If we can have more long-term planning then that really changes things for the better.’
    enduring, long-lasting, long-lived, lifelong, abiding, continuing, remaining, long-term, surviving, persisting, permanent, deep-rooted, indelible, ingrained
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/ˈlôNG ˈˌtərm/