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[lawng-reynj, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈreɪndʒ, ˈlɒŋ-/
considering or extending into the future:
a long-range outlook; long-range plans.
designed to cover or operate over a long distance:
long-range rockets.
Origin of long-range
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a can't win situation- akin to trying to please greedy venture capitalists with a long-range plan.
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  • Morality provides guidance in living successful lives long-range.
  • That's giving politicians too much credit for long-range planning and forward thinking.
  • Democracy and supremacy undermine the tragic sense required for long-range planning.
  • Global warming, a long-range phenomenon, may not be uppermost in people's minds during an economic downturn.
  • Further, people forget another critical long-range financial requirement.
  • But millions of people are willing to risk halitosis, or worse long-range health effects, to get rid of their obesity.
  • It can detect the firing of a long-range missile, anywhere in the world, before that missile has left the launch pad.
  • In other countries, political division frustrates long-range thinking.
British Dictionary definitions for long-range


of or extending into the future: a long-range weather forecast
(of vehicles, aircraft, etc) capable of covering great distances without refuelling
(of weapons) made to be fired at a distant target
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