relative distance

relative distance

[′rel·əd·iv ′dis·təns]
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Distance relative to a specified reference point, usually one in motion.
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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.
It suffices that the bees should be enabled to stand at their proper relative distances from each other and from the walls of the last completed cells, and then, by striking imaginary spheres, they can build up a wall intermediate between two adjoining spheres; but, as far as I have seen, they never gnaw away and finish off the angles of a cell till a large part both of that cell and of the adjoining cells has been built.
The spy preserved the same relative distance between them, and followed: with his eye upon her.
In order to give the interpretation to the energy norm of [??] = A[??], we define a relative distance between the two bases [??] and [PHI] by
The RE/MAX analysis also looked at the METRA-served towns based on their relative distance from downtown Chicago.
After periods of preferment and then relative distance from the Queen, she also secured Elizabeth's attendance at the wedding of her daughter Anne to Henry Herbert at Blackfriars in 1600.
Looking at the ratio of hydrogen to its heavy isotope deuterium in frozen water (H2O), scientists can get an idea of the relative distance from the Sun at which objects containing the water were formed.
The latter author takes a first step toward addressing the above concerns by considering relative distance from a "core location" (assumed to be Toronto) in addition to intercity distance.
The receiver on the earth receives the radio signals and calculates the relative distance between the satellite and the receiver according to the wave's information to fix the receiver's place.
We performed a statistical ranking of the Romanian regions taking into account the five mentioned criteria, using a ranking method and the relative distance to the maximal performance.
Relative distance magnification refers to gaining an increase in magnification by moving the object (or the image) closer.
of Al Hamra, said one of the challenges facing the women candidates was their relative distance from public life and lack of communication with members of the community.

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