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middle distance

noun

Simple Definition of middle distance

  • the middle distance : the area in a scene or view that is neither very close nor very far away : an area between the foreground and the background

  • : a racing distance that is neither short nor long and that is usually between 800 to 1,500 meters

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of middle distance

  1. 1 :  a part of a pictorial representation or scene between the foreground and the background

  2. 2 :  any footrace distance usually from 800 to 1500 meters or from 880 yards to one mile

Examples of middle distance in a sentence

  1. As I looked out over the water, a small boat appeared in the middle distance.



1803

First Known Use of middle distance

1803


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