Definition of long-term adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌlɒŋ ˈtɜːm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɔːŋ ˈtɜːrm//
    , NAmE//ˌlɑːŋ ˈtɜːrm//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1that will last or have an effect over a long period of time a long-term strategy the long-term effects of fertilizers a long-term investment
  2. 2that is not likely to change or be solved quickly long-term unemployment It was a fairly long-term contract.
  3. compare short-term
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: long-term