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Dictionary definition for: Distance

1. (n) the property created by the space between two objects or points

2. (v) keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"

3. (n) a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"

4. (v) go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners"

5. (n) 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"

6. (n) indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"

7. (n) the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death" "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"

8. (n) 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"

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