I think that in a general way, Wauber got it right, .
Long range works in some cases and not in others.
So, in this specific case the "long-term thinking" would be the more natural way of expressing it in English.
I favour the use of "long term" when I can use "short term"/"medium term" as opposed to it.
Obviously you have cases in wich you can use both ways (long range/long term), with time you will get the hang of it.
Other ways could be:
- He thinks (way) ahead in the future
- He thinks in a long term basis, without worrying about what short-term nitpickers think.
- He thinks long-term.
- He got/has a long term thinking and nature, where others see a personally challenging goal/task/chore he sees an opportunity.
long-range (lông r nj , l ng -)
1. Of, suitable for, or reaching long distances: long-range missiles.
2. Requiring or involving an extended span of time: long-range planning.
1. of or extending into the future a long-range weather forecast
2. (of vehicles, aircraft, etc.) capable of covering great distances without refuelling
3. (Military / Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (of weapons) made to be fired at a distant target
Adj. 1. long-range - involving an extended span of time; "long-range goals"
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"
2. long-range - suitable for or reaching long distances; "long-range nuclear capability"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
in the long/medium/short term
a long, medium, or short time in the future Cuts in company spending now should lead to profits in the long term. In the short term, temporary housing will be provided for all of the flood victims.
in the long term also for the long term
involving a long period of time Better teacher training will make a big difference to the school in the long term. For the long term, we hope our plans will create a large number of jobs.
Related vocabulary: take the long view
See also: long, term
There are other expressions that usually go with "long term".
Long term conditions – doenças de long prazo
There are around 15 million people in England with at least one long term condition – a condition that can not be cured but can be managed through medication and/or therapy. There is no definitive list of long term conditions – diabetes, asthma and coronary heart disease can all be included.
It is intended to grant a sum of EUR 100 million to Bulgaria and a sum of EUR 200 million to Romania, in each case as a long-term loan.
Neste contexto, estão previstos 100 de milhões de euros para a Bulgária e 200 milhões de euros para a Roménia, em ambos os casos como empréstimos de longo prazo.
memória de longo prazo