Meaning of DISTANCE in English

DISTANCE

I. noun Date: 14th century discord , 2. separation in time, the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects, c. an extent of area or an advance along a route measured linearly, an extent of space measured other than linearly , an extent of advance from a beginning, expanse , f. length of a race or contest , the full length (as of a prizefight or ball game), a long race , the quality or state of being distant: as, spatial remoteness, personal and especially emotional separation, difference , disparity, a distant point or region, 5. aesthetic ~ , capacity to observe dispassionately, II. transitive verb (~d; distancing) Date: 1578 to place or keep at a ~ , to leave far behind ; outstrip , III. adjective Date: 1972 taking place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in a classroom

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