[lawng-turm, long-]
covering a relatively long period of time: a long-term lease.
maturing over or after a relatively long period of time: a long-term loan; a long-term bond.
(of a capital gain or loss) derived from the sale or exchange of an asset held for more than a specified time, as six months or one year.


Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To long-term
World English Dictionary
1.  lasting, staying, or extending over a long time: long-term prospects
2.  finance maturing after a long period of time: a long-term bond

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Of course, you can process the jams for long-term storage if you wish.
Also known as shade fabric, this woven material is useful as a temporary or
  long-term screen against hot sun and drying winds.
For long-term benefits, choose an amendment that breaks down slowly.
Long-term problems include low investment, uncertain land ownership rights, and
  the government's inability to manage its budget.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature