equi·​dis·​tant | \ ˌē-kwə-ˈdi-stənt How to pronounce equidistant (audio) , ˌe- \

Definition of equidistant

1 : equally distant a location equidistant from two major cities
2 : representing map distances true to scale in all directions

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Other Words from equidistant

equidistantly adverb

Examples of equidistant in a Sentence

Points on a circle are equidistant from its center. Montreal is roughly equidistant from New York, Boston, and Toronto.
Recent Examples on the Web The woodcuts are sui generis, in a mode that can seem, befuddlingly, equidistant from prints and paintings. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 Much of this growth is attributable to a robust local housing market that benefits from being equidistant from New York City and Boston. courant.com, 9 July 2021 Also thought of as New Orleans' downtown, the Central Business District (CBD) is centrally located, roughly equidistant to the Marigny and the Garden District. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021 The area covered is roughly equidistant from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 9 Nov. 2020 Since taking office in 2019, Bolsonaro has upended Brazil’s decades-old tradition of an equidistant foreign policy in favor of automatic alignment with the U.S. and its allies. Marc Champion, Fortune, 20 Oct. 2020 Nearly equidistant from Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati, Columbus has become a pilgrimage site for architect nerds. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Feb. 2020 Under normal conditions, viewers see a reflection of the pleura as a series of equidistant horizontal lines, called A lines, throughout those organs. Lina Zeldovich, Scientific American, 11 June 2020 Go for a curved monitor for a surprisingly natural gaming feel that, unlike traditional designs, keeps all images equidistant from your eyes. Popular Science, 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of equidistant

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Equidistant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equidistant. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of equidistant

: of equal distance : located at the same distance

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