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distance

noun
 
 
/ˈdɪstəns/
LENGTH [C, U] B1 the length of the space between two places or things: We're only a short distance from my house. He calculated the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Are the shops within walking distance?Measurements in general
PLACE [no plural] B2 somewhere that is far away, but close enough for you to see or hear the things that are there: I could see Mary in the distance. From a distance, it sounded like a bell ringing.Distant in space and time
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