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long-stand·ingor long·stand·ing (lông′stăn′dĭng, lŏng′-)
Of long duration or existence: a long-standing friendship.
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long•stand•ing(ˈlɔŋˈstæn dɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-)
existing for a long time: a longstanding disagreement.
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|Adj.||1.||longstanding - having existed for a long time; "a longstanding friendship"; "the longstanding conflict"|
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
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