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Definition of "distances" []

  • The intervening space between two points or things (noun)
  • The length of this gap (noun)
  • The state of being apart in space; remoteness (noun)
  • An interval between two points in time (noun)
  • The extent of progress; advance (noun)
  • A distant place or time (noun)
  • A separation or remoteness in relationship; disparity (noun)
  • The length of the shortest line segment joining two points (noun)
  • The length along a straight line or curve (noun)
  • A point on a racecourse 240 yards from the winning post (noun)
  • Any interval of more than 20 lengths between any two finishers in a race (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • The distant parts of a picture, such as a landscape (noun)
  • Relating to or denoting the longer races, usually those longer than a mile (noun)
  • To hold or place at a distance (verb)
  • To separate (oneself) mentally or emotionally from something (verb)
  • To outdo; outstrip (verb)
  • Plural form of distance. (noun)

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  • Third person singular simple present of to distance (oneself). (verb)

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Use "distances" in a sentence
  • "I have proposed to add three outrigger antennas at greater distances from the hut, thus making longer baselines for better spatial resolution."
  • "Having enough kill power at longer than 100 yard distances is the norm."
  • "Suppose star A and star B are identical but lie at different distances from the Earth."
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