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distance

noun (SPACE)    /ˈdɪs.təns/
B1 [C or U] the amount of space between two places : What's the distance between Madrid and Barcelona/from Madrid to Barcelona? He travels quite a distance (= a long way) to work every day . Does she live within walking distance of her parents ?Measurements in general at/from a distance B2 from a place that is not near: From a distance he looks a bit like Johnny Depp.Distant in space and time in the distance B2 at a point that is far away: On a clear day you can see the temple in the distance.Distant in space and time
(Definition of distance noun (SPACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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