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long

1. (of drinks) containing a large quantity of nonalcoholic beverage
2. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel of relatively great duration or (esp in classical verse) followed by more than one consonant
b. denoting a syllable containing such a vowel
c. (in verse that is not quantitative) carrying the emphasis or ictus
3. Cricket (of a fielding position) near the boundary
4. Music a note common in medieval music but now obsolete, having the time value of two breves

Long

Crawford Williamson. 1815--78, US surgeon. He was the first to use ether as an anaesthetic

long

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a long is four bytes and can be signed (-2G to +2G) or unsigned (4G). Contrast with short.
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When the organization takes the long view, decision making can be greatly simplified.
Like many of his peers, Schneider takes the long view on economic returns.
Guy really takes the long view with these improvements," said Bill Vecchio, his NHEC account executive.

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