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[lawng-turm, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌtɜrm, ˈlɒŋ-/

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.
lasting, staying, or extending over a long time: long-term prospects
(finance) maturing after a long period of time: a long-term bond

also longterm, long term, 1876, originally in insurance, from long (adj.) + term (n.).


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