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equidistant

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adjective equi·dis·tant \ˌē-kwə-ˈdis-tənt, ˌe-\

Simple Definition of equidistant

  • : of equal distance : located at the same distance

Full Definition of equidistant

  1. 1 :  equally distant <a location equidistant from two major cities>

  2. 2 :  representing map distances true to scale in all directions

equi·dis·tant·ly adverb

Examples of equidistant

  1. Points on a circle are equidistant from its center.

  2. Montreal is roughly equidistant from New York, Boston, and Toronto.



Origin of equidistant

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin aequidistant-, aequidistans, from Latin aequi- + distant-, distans, present participle of distare to stand apart — more at distant


First Known Use: 1556


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