## DISTANCE

### Distance

Distance, or farness, is a numerical description of how far apart objects are. In physics or everyday usage, distance may refer to a physical length, or an estimation based on other criteria . In mathematics, a distance function or metric is a generalization of the concept of physical distance. A metric is a function that behaves according to a specific set of rules, and is a concrete way of describing what it means for elements of some space to be "close to" or "far away from" each other.

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### distance

#### Noun

1. The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.
2. Length or interval of time.
3. The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.
4. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
5. Remoteness in succession or relation.
the distance between a descendant and his ancestor
6. A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.
7. The entire amount of progress to an objective.
8. A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.
9. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

#### Verb

1. To move away (from) someone or something.
He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues.
2. To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.

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