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distance

1. Geometry
a. the length of the shortest line segment joining two points
b. the length along a straight line or curve
2. Horse racing
a. Brit a point on a racecourse 240 yards from the winning post
b. Brit any interval of more than 20 lengths between any two finishers in a race
c. US the part of a racecourse that a horse must reach in any heat before the winner passes the finishing line in order to qualify for later heats
3. go the distance Boxing to complete a bout without being knocked out
4. the distant parts of a picture, such as a landscape
5. middle distance
a. (in a picture) halfway between the foreground and the horizon
b. (in a natural situation) halfway between the observer and the horizon
6. Athletics relating to or denoting the longer races, usually those longer than a mile

Distance

 

distance in depth between servicemen, guns, vehicles, and subunits or units (ships) when formed in ranks, on the march (cruise), or in combat formation and also between aircraft when flying in formation or in a combat formation.


Distance

 

an important geometric concept whose meaning depends on the kind of entities for which it is defined. The distance between two points is the length of the line segment joining the points. The distance from a point to a line or a plane is the length of the perpendicular from this point to the line or plane. The distance between two parallel lines or planes is the length of a common perpendicular to the lines or planes. The distance between two nonintersecting nonparallel lines in space is equal to the distance between the parallel planes in which the lines lie—that is, the length of the line segment that joins the lines and is perpendicular to both.

distance

[′dis·təns]
(mathematics)
A nonnegative number associated with pairs of geometric objects.
The spatial separation of two points, measured by the length of a hypothetical line joining them.
For two parallel lines, two skew lines, or two parallel planes, the length of a line joining the two objects and perpendicular to both.
For a point and a line or plane, the length of the perpendicular from the point to the line or plane.
(mechanics)
The spatial separation of two points, measured by the length of a hypothetical line joining them.
References in classic literature ?
Within a short distance of the fort was an Osage village, the inhabitants of which, men, women, and children, thronged down to the water side to witness their landing.
Kota Dogri to Surting High Gradient, Distance 6 Km (by porters)
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com thread discussing GPS use--a quick scroll of which revealed dozens of entries from distance runners--one Boston marathoner and first-time GPS user wrote, "What was really nice was having the average pace set up on the custom page, which let me know where I was [in relation to my overall time goal].
Your patient has seen one or more distance races on television, read about one or another type in the sports pages, perhaps seen a race in person, or heard about doing one from a friend or family member.
It filed claims with the IRS for refunds totaling $361,763, contending that federal law imposed an excise tax only on long-distance calls that varied in rate based on the call's distance.
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