英 ：[ˌlɒŋ ˈtɜːm]
美 ：[ˌlɔːŋ ˈtɜːrm]
- adj. 长期的
形容词的用法：Something that is long-term has continued for a long time or will continue for a long time in the future. 长期的例：
They want their parents to have access to affordable long-term care.
单数型名词的用法：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. 从长远来看例：
In the long term the company hopes to open in Moscow and other major cities.
- adj. 长期的
But he agrees that in recent years, many companies have tied pay to short-term performance, instead of their long-term health.
But then who would understand better than John Milton, Sr. the importance or the value of a long-term investment strategy?
He anticipated this power much as his father, a reasonably well-to-do banker, might have anticipated long-term earnings from a particularly risky business venture.
The U.S. needs an honest-to-God 12-step program to recover its long-term 3.5% annual growth potential.
But ChangFeng is just one of several Chinese carmakers laying long-term plans for the U.S. market.
Now the gamblers are becoming long-term investors, and the balance of power is shifting.