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[ee-kwi-dis-tuh nt, ek-wi-] /ˌi kwɪˈdɪs tənt, ˌɛk wɪ-/
equally distant.
Origin of equidistant
1560-70; < Middle French < Late Latin aequidistant- (stem of aequidistāns). See equi-, distant
Related forms
equidistantly, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for equidistant
  • Problems arise mostly in suburban locations about equidistant from two or more cities.
  • Then she garnished the mixture's pristine white surface with four equidistant sprinkles of mixed dried mint and tarragon.
  • Both are roughly equidistant from the construction zone at ground zero.
  • equidistant-equidistant maps show true distances only from the center of the projection or along a special set of lines.
  • The command set grid makes grid lines at the major tics positions, and those are equidistant usually.
  • equidistant-A map projection that shows true distances from the center of the projection or along a special set of lines.
  • It is not always possible to graph equidistant particle size ranges on a logarithmic scale.
British Dictionary definitions for equidistant


distant by equal amounts from two or more places
Derived Forms
equidistance, noun
equidistantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for equidistant

1560s, from French équidistant (14c.), from Late Latin aequidistantem (nominative aequidistans), from aequi- (see equal) + distantem (see distant). In reference to a type of map projection, from 1866.

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equidistant in Science
Equally distant.
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