Distance is defined as the amount of space between two things or the state of being far apart.(noun)
To distance is defined as to leave behind.(verb)
An example of to distance is to stop talking to a certain friend, to distance yourself from your friend.
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Origin: ME distaunce < OFr distance < L distantia < distans, prp. of distare, to stand apart < dis-, apart + stare, stand
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See also measurement.
the fixing of the position of an object by transmitting a signal and measuring the time required for it to bounce back, typically done by radar or sonar.
the ability, sometimes pretended, to sight ships or land at great distances.
a device that records the distance traveled; a recording odometer or pedometer.
a device for measuring the distance passed over, as by an automobile. Also spelled hodometer.
a device that measures the distance walked by counting the number of steps taken.
a surveying instrument for measuring distance, height, elevation, etc.
the measurement of distance, height, elevation, etc., with a tachymeter.
1. an instrument for measuring the distance of objects from the observer, as the range finder in artillery.
2. an electronic device for taking readings from other distant instruments.
the science or use of the telemeter; long-distance measurement.
a communication or conversation by telephone.
an early form of odometer, for measuring the distance traveled by a carriage. Also viatometer.
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