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long-distance

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adjective long-dis·tance \ ˈlȯŋ-ˈdi-stən(t)s \

Definition of long-distance

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

First Known Use of long-distance

1848


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long-distance

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Definition of long-distance

1 :by long-distance telephone
  • called her long-distance
2 :over or from a long distance

First Known Use of long-distance

1850


long distance

noun

Definition of long distance

1 :communication by long-distance telephone
2 :a telephone operator or exchange that gives long-distance connections

First Known Use of long distance

1902


LONG-DISTANCE Defined for English Language Learners

long-distance

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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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