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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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 train will stop near state highways 30 and 90 in Grimes County, equidistant to College Station and Huntsville. Dallas News, "How much will the Texas bullet train cost? Curious Texas tackles this and other questions about the line," 14 Feb. 2020 In addition, radiating equiangular lines would pass through the surface of a surrounding sphere at equidistant points. Quanta Magazine, "A New Path to Equal-Angle Lines," 11 Apr. 2017 Twist ends together and bend into two equidistant hanging loops. Womansday.com Staff, Woman's Day, "7 New Ways to Decorate With Wallpaper," 26 Mar. 2010 Yin explains that the professor uses what's called an azimuthal equidistant map projection. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New Calculations Reposition the Geographical Center of North America," 30 Jan. 2017 Bind the book by punching two equidistant holes along the left side of the pages and attach with the metal rings. Donna Erickson / Creative Parenting, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Make a picture-perfect storybook for a preschooler," 13 May 2017 To calculate geographic centers, Dr. Rogerson uses the azimuthal equidistant projection, which accurately shows distances and angles from its center, at the expense of shape and size toward its edges. Steph Yin, New York Times, "North America’s Geographical Center May Be in a North Dakota Town Called Center," 25 Jan. 2017 Yin explains that the professor uses what's called an azimuthal equidistant map projection. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "New Calculations Reposition the Geographical Center of North America," 30 Jan. 2017

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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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The first known use of equidistant was in 1556

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“Equidistant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equidistant. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of equidistant

: of equal distance : located at the same distance

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