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long–distance

adjective

Definition of long–distance

  1. 1 :  of or relating to telephone communication with a distant point especially outside a specified area

  2. 2 a :  situated a long distance away b :  going or covering a long distance <long–distance roads> <a long–distance runner> c :  conducted or effective over long distance <a long–distance relationship> <long–distance listening devices>

1884

First Known Use of long–distance

1884


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long–distance

adverb

Definition of long–distance

  1. 1 :  by long-distance telephone <called her long–distance>

  2. 2 :  over or from a long distance

Circa 1961

First Known Use of long–distance

circa 1961


LONG–DISTANCE Defined for English Language Learners

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long–distance

adjective

Definition of long–distance for English Language Learners

  • : going or covering a great distance

  • : involving people who are far apart

  • of a telephone call : connecting to a place that is far away


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