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distantadjective

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

B2 far away: a distant country She could hear the distant sound of fireworks exploding.
C2 part of your family but not closely related: a distant relative/cousin
in 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
quite soon: They plan to have children in the not-too-distant future.

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"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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