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surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles alidad , alidade
psychologically or physically distant aloof
shy and distant aloof
disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner aloofness , remoteness , standoffishness , withdrawnness
moon's orbit is most distant from center of Earth, point when apogee
rumbling sound of distant thunder brontide
geographical area politically controlled by a distant country colony , dependency
staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events crystal gazing
distant region distance
abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects farsightedness , hypermetropia , hypermetropy , hyperopia , longsightedness
boulder that has been carried by a glacier to a place far distant from its place of origin glacial boulder
bright flashes of light near the horizon without thunder (especially on hot evenings); usually attributed to distant lightning that is reflected by clouds heat lightning
beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination high beam
(astronomy) the generalization that the speed of recession of distant galaxies (the red shift) is proportional to their distance from the observer Hubble's law , Hubble law
more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss kissing cousin , kissing kin
measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects microwave radar , radar , radio detection and ranging , radiolocation
optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects mirage
(ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred myopia , nearsightedness , shortsightedness
view, distant perspective , prospect , vista
communication system that transmits sound between distant points phone system , telephone system
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