Long-distance Definition

lôngdĭstəns, lŏng-
noun
An operator or a system that places long-distance telephone calls.
American Heritage
Long-distance telephone service.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
trunk-calllong-distance call
adjective
To or from a distant place or places.
Long-distance telephone calls.
Webster's New World
That covers a long distance.
A long-distance runner.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or being telephone communication to a distant station.
A long-distance call.
American Heritage
Over a great length (e.g. a long-distance runner).
Wiktionary

Referring to a non-local telephone call, a toll call.

Wiktionary
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adverb
By long-distance telephone service.
Webster's New World
other
An imprecise rate-and-tariff term that describes a call or circuit that connects two relatively distant parties or systems. A long distance call terminates outside the central office exchange (COE) area, i.e., the serving area of a central office (CO), and outside the municipality. In the United States, an intraLATA long distance call is termed local long distance.
Webster's New World Telecom

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