distance
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. obsolete discord 2. a. separation in time b. the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects c. (1) an extent of area or an advance along a route measured linearly (2) an extent of space measured other than linearly <
within walking distance
>
d. an extent of advance from a beginning e. expanse f. (1) length of a race or contest <
won at all distances
>
(2) the full length (as of a prizefight or ball game) (3) a long race <
distance training
>
3. the quality or state of being distant: as a. spatial remoteness b. personal and especially emotional separation; also reserve, coldness c. difference, disparity 4. a distant point or region 5. a. aesthetic distance b. capacity to observe dispassionately II. transitive verb (distanced; distancing) Date: 1578 1. to place or keep at a distance <
able to distance themselves from the tragedy
>
<
distances herself from her coworkers
>
2. to leave far behind ; outstrip <
easily distanced the other candidates in the race
>
III. adjective Date: 1972 taking place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in a classroom <
distance learning
>
<
distance education
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Distance — Dis tance, n. [F. distance, L. distantia.] 1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place. [1913 Webster] Every particle attracts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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