long-term


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longer-term
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is long-term has continued for a long time or will continue for a long time in the future.

A new training scheme to help the long-term unemployed is expected...

The association believes new technology will provide a long-term solution to credit card fraud.

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2) N-SING: the N When you talk about what happens in the long term, you are talking about what happens over a long period of time, either in the future or after a particular event.

In the long term the company hopes to open in Moscow and other major cities...

Over the long term, such measures may only make the underlying situation worse.

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the short term

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