Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Equally distant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Equally distant.
  • noun Same as equidistantial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective occupying a position midway between two ends or sides
  • adjective 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).
  • adjective cartography 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective 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.

    July « 2010 « Haikasoru: Space Opera. Dark Fantasy. Hard Science.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    July 2007

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

    Photos

  • 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

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