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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covering a long distance: a long-distance runner; operating under long-distance supervision.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being telephone communication to a distant station: a long-distance call.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Over a great length (e.g. a long-distance runner).
  • adj. Referring to a non-local telephone call, a toll call

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. covering long distances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covering a long distance
  • adj. of or relating to or being a long-distance telephone call
  • n. a telephone call made outside the local calling area

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