long-term


long-term
.long-'term
W3 adj [usually before noun]
continuing for a long period of time into the future, or relating to what will happen in the distant future
≠ ↑short term
the long-term future of the fishing industry
the long-term interests of the company
the long-term unemployed
(=people who have not had a job for a long time)
the long-term effects of alcohol on the body
long-term plan/strategy/solution
long-term loan/investment
in the long term atterm1 (4)

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