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"distant" in British English

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distantadjective

uk   us   /ˈdɪs.tənt/
  • distant adjective (NOT CLOSE)

B2 far away: a distant ​country She could ​hear the distant ​sound of ​fireworksexploding.C2 part of ​yourfamily but not ​closelyrelated: a distant ​relative/​cousinin the distant past/future far away in the past or ​future: At some ​point in the distant ​future I would like to have my own ​house.in the not-too-distant future quitesoon: They ​plan to have ​children in the not-too-distant ​future.

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(Definition of distant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"distant" in American English

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distantadjective

 us   /ˈdɪs·tənt/
far away in ​space or ​time: She ​dreamed of ​traveling to distant ​lands. We could ​hear the ​sound of distant ​thunder. Someone whose ​manner is distant does not show much ​emotion and is not ​friendly.
(Definition of distant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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