- occupying a position midway between two ends or sides
- occupying a position that is an equal distance between several points. Note that in a one-dimensional space this position can be identified with two points, in a two-dimensional space with three points (not on the same straight line), and in a three-dimensional space with four points (not in the same plane).
- (cartography) Describing a map projection that preserves scale. No map can show scale correctly throughout the entire map but some can show true scale between one or two points and every point or along every meridian and these are referred to as equidistant.
From Middle French équidistant, from Late Latin aequidistantem, from Latin aequi (“equal”) + distantem (“distant”).
- It is bounded by two circles equidistant from the ecliptic, about eighteen degrees apart; and it is divided into twelve signs, and marked by twelve constellations.
- 1, where P is a point on the curve equidistant from the fixed line AB, known as the directrix, and the fixed point F known as the focus.
- Another suggested identification is with Kusur el-Besheir, equidistant (2 m.) from Dibon and Aroer.
- Nicholas, a point equidistant from these two towns, while Timok I.
- Lecce is quite close to the site of the ancient Lupiae, equidistant (25 m.) from Brundusium and Hydruntum, remains of which are mentioned as existing up to the 15th century.