equidistant

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adjective equi·dis·tant \ˌē-kwə-ˈdi-stənt, ˌe-\

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

equidistantly

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Examples of equidistant in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


EQUIDISTANT Defined for English Language Learners

equidistant

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Definition of equidistant for English Language Learners

  • : of equal distance : located at the same distance



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