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English definition of “distant”

distant

adjective (NOT CLOSE)    /ˈdɪs.tənt/
B2 far away: a distant country She could hear the distant sound of fireworks exploding.Distant in space and time C2 part of your family but not closely related: a distant relative/cousinFamily relations in general 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.Distant in space and time in the not-too-distant future quite soon: They plan to have children in the not-too-distant future.In the future and soon
(Definition of distant adjective (NOT CLOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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