in the distance
Definition of in the distance
: far away He saw a light in the distance.
Word by Word Definitions
: separation (see separation 2b) in time
: the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects
: to make or maintain a personal or emotional separation from : to place or keep at a distance
: to leave far behind : outstrip
: taking place via electronic media linking instructors and students who are not together in a classroom
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