I. adjective Date: 1884 1. of or relating to telephone communication with a distant point especially outside a specified area 2. a. situated a long distance away b. going or covering a long distance <
long-distance roads
a long-distance runner
c. conducted or effective over long distance <
a long-distance relationship
long-distance listening devices
II. adverb Date: circa 1961 1. by long-distance telephone <
called her long-distance
2. over or from a long distance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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