Associations to the word «Distance»


DISTANCE, noun. (countable) The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.
DISTANCE, noun. Length or interval of time.
DISTANCE, noun. (countable) (informal) The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.
DISTANCE, noun. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
DISTANCE, noun. Remoteness in succession or relation.
DISTANCE, noun. A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.
DISTANCE, noun. (uncountable) (figuratively) The entire amount of progress to an objective.
DISTANCE, noun. (uncountable) (figuratively) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.
DISTANCE, noun. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
DISTANCE, verb. (transitive) To move away (from) someone or something.
DISTANCE, verb. (transitive) To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.
DISTANCE EDUCATION, noun. Alternative term for distance learning
DISTANCE FOG, noun. (computer graphics) A gradient that progressively obscures objects as they get further from the camera, typically used to avoid the processing overhead of rendering distant objects.
DISTANCE FORMULA, noun. Any algebraic expression that gives the distance between two points in a particular coordinate system in a particular number of dimensions
DISTANCE FORMULAE, noun. Plural of distance formula
DISTANCE FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) function used to calculate the distance between two points
DISTANCE FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of distance function
DISTANCE LEARNING, noun. Education obtained remotely, often involving written correspondence material together with audio-visual material transmitted via the internet and, sometimes, summer schools and local tutorials.
DISTANCE VECTOR, noun. (networking) An class of routing protocol based on sending global state between neighbouring nodes.
DISTANCE VISION, noun. The ability to see clearly an image that is relatively far away (greater than about 36 inches)

Dictionary definition

DISTANCE, noun. The property created by the space between two objects or points.
DISTANCE, noun. A distant region; "I could see it in the distance".
DISTANCE, noun. Size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points".
DISTANCE, noun. Indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance".
DISTANCE, noun. The interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes".
DISTANCE, noun. A remote point in time; "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details".
DISTANCE, verb. Keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living".
DISTANCE, verb. Go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.