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  Definition of distance
  1. the property created by the space between two objects or points
  2. size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
  3. indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"
  4. a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"
  5. the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"
  6. a remote point in time; "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"
  7. go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"
  8. keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"
Similar Words: length, aloofness, space, outdistance, outstrip

 

Hyponyms: way, ways, piece, mean distance, farness, remoteness, farawayness, nearness, closeness, wavelength, focal distance, focal length, hyperfocal distance, leap, span, wheelbase, interval, separation, remove, throw, yardage, hour, minute, mileage, milage, elevation, hour angle, leg, arm's length, gauge, light time, skip distance, wingspan, wingspread, altitude

 

Attributes: far, near, close, distant

 

Derivational Morphology: space, aloofness

 

Language Translations:
Breton: pellaat and pellder   Catalan: distància  
Dutch: afstand and verwijderen   Esperanto: distanco  
Finnish: etäännyttää and etäisyys   French: distance  
German: Distanz and entfernen   Hebrew: להתרחק and מרחק  
Indonesian: jarak and menjauhi   Interlingua: distantia and distantiar  
Italian: distanza   Japanese: 距離  
Korean: 거리   Lithuanian: nuotolis  
Malayalam: ദൂരം   Polish: dystansować and odległość  
Portuguese: distanciar and distância   Romanian: distanţa and distanţă  
Slovene: razdalja   Spanish: distancia  
Swedish: avstånd and distansera sig   Telugu: దూరము  
 
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