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long distance

noun
1.
telephone service between distant places.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05

long-distance

[lawng-dis-tuh ns, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈdɪs təns, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
of, from, or between distant places:
a long-distance phone call.
2.
for, over, or covering long distances:
a long-distance runner.
adverb
3.
by long-distance telephone:
to call someone long-distance.
Origin
1880-85
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  • From a long distance they merge into the hypotenuse.
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  • The past few years it's been an ongoing series of long distance drives, punctuated with frequent camping trips towing a trailer.
  • If you commute a relatively long distance to work by car, petrol expenditures will loom large in your budget.
  • The idea that efficient and high speed rail links would only serve long distance locations is another fable.
British Dictionary definitions for long distance

long-distance

noun
1.
(modifier) covering relatively long distances: a long-distance driver
2.
(modifier) (of telephone calls, lines, etc) connecting points a relatively long way apart
3.
(mainly US & Canadian) a long-distance telephone call
4.
a long-distance telephone system or its operator
adverb
5.
by a long-distance telephone line: he phoned long-distance
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Word Origin and History for long distance

long-distance

adj.

1884, in reference to telephoning, from long (adj.) + distance (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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