Definitions

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

  • adj. Equally distant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. occupying a position midway between two ends or sides
  • adj. occupying a position that is an equal distance between several points. Note that in a one-dimensional space this position can be identified with two points, in a two-dimensional space with three points (not on the same straight line), and in a three-dimensional space with four points (not in the same plane).
  • adj. Describing a map projection that preserves scale. No map can show scale correctly throughout the entire map but some can show true scale between one or two points and every point or along every meridian and these are referred to as equidistant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being at an equal distance from the same point or thing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Equally distant.
  • n. Same as equidistantial.

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

  • adj. the same distance apart at every point

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Examples

  • He notes that while one version is awkward and the other smooth, both are linguistically equidistant from the original Japanese.

    “Literal Translation” « Haikasoru: Space Opera. Dark Fantasy. Hard Science.

  • The figures appear equidistant from the water and the photographer.

    July 2007

  • Jay Rosen: “All sites become equidistant from the reader.”

    Scripting News for 6/19/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • Rome lay too far from the vulnerable frontiers; Constantinople occupied a position about equidistant from the Germans on the lower Danube and the Persians on the Euphrates.

    Early European History

  • You know the kind, cheek-bones wide apart, chin and forehead melting into the cheeks to complete the perfect round, and the nose, broad and pudgy, equidistant from the circumference, flattened against the very centre of the face like a dough-ball upon the ceiling.

    Moon-Face

  • (De 4: 41; Nu 35: 11); three were to be invested with the same privilege on the west of that river when Canaan should be conquered. in the midst of thy land -- in such a position that they would be conspicuous and accessible, and equidistant from the extremities of the land and from each other.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • With that cleared up, he’ll invite them to join the friendly, reasonable centrists who want to reduce abortion by more pragmatic means, in the friendly, reasonable middle ground equidistant from the chilling consistency of either George Tiller or his assassin.

    Will Saletan’s Moderation

  • In the context of the essay, I’ll stick with my earlier position that the “rejected both labels” language is misleading, given that in context Feser seems to be angling to establish Hayek’s position as equidistant from the two poles, which is only defensible if you’re taking an anarchist position as representative of the libertarian pole.

    Feser’s on Stun

  • In order to ensure sound cutting it is necessary that all the cutters of a tool rotate through the same knife cutting circle, that is to say equidistant from the tool exis.

    4. Mode of Operation of a Shaping Machine

  • So you're kind of equidistant to the two so you get the best of all worlds.

    CNN Transcript Dec 22, 2003

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