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long–distance

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

Definition of long–distance

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

  2. 2a :  situated a long distance awayb :  going or covering a long distance long–distance roads a long–distance runnerc :  conducted or effective over long distance a long–distance relationship long–distance listening devices

1848

First Known Use of long–distance

1848


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long–distance

adverb long–dis·tance

Definition of long–distance

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

  2. 2 :  over or from a long distance

1850

First Known Use of long–distance

1850


LONG–DISTANCE Defined for English Language Learners

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long–distance

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

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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