relative distance

relative distance

[′rel·əd·iv ′dis·təns]
(navigation)
Distance relative to a specified reference point, usually one in motion.
References in classic literature ?
The work of construction seems to be a sort of balance struck between many bees, all instinctively standing at the same relative distance from each other, all trying to sweep equal spheres, and then building up, or leaving ungnawed, the planes of intersection between these spheres.
Nor does there seem to me any great difficulty in a single insect (as in the case of a queen-wasp) making hexagonal cells, if she work alternately on the inside and outside of two or three cells commenced at the same time, always standing at the proper relative distance from the parts of the cells just begun, sweeping spheres or cylinders, and building up intermediate planes.
The spy preserved the same relative distance between them, and followed: with his eye upon her.
Marcos Alonso's inadvertent diversion allowed Luis Suarez to send Messi away but even genius should not tell from such a tight angle and from relative distance.
This is because of the moon's size and its relative distance from the sun 6 when viewed from the Earth, it can identically cover the bright solar disc to reveal the tenuous, wispy outer atmosphere of the star (called the solar corona).
The three characteristic points of the profile are: 1) the aerodynamic center or focal point, located at a relative distance [X.
Similar to earlier figures, the x-axis shows the relative distance between the host and remote vehicles.
Once the distance and speed of an approaching vehicle is detected, the two poles communicate with each other to relay the relative distance and approaching speed of two cars on either end of blind turns.
Assuming there exists a reference point which UAVs can follow it, and all UAVs in the formation can achieve the trajectory of reference point in advance or through wireless communication in real-time and keep the relative distance and angle with reference point, there is no reference error among the UAVs.
Each of the conceptualizations can be perceived as a separate space that expresses a relative distance from the top of the design, location " 1," i.
There was no significant difference in the relative distance covered during competitive match play between forwards and backs (forwards 69 (8) v.

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