Distance vs. Interval

Distance vs. Interval — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Distance and Interval

Distancenoun

The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.

Intervalnoun

A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation

We set up hurdles at intervals of 15 yards around the track.

Distancenoun

The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.

Intervalnoun

An amount of time between events, especially of uniform duration separating events in a series

We ran laps at 30-second intervals.

Distancenoun

(Mathematics) The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.

Intervalnoun

A segment of an athletic workout in which an athlete runs, swims, or does other exercise over a series of predetermined distances at regular time increments with intermittent rests.

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Distancenoun

The extent of space between points on a measured course.

Intervalnoun

A set of numbers consisting of all the numbers between a pair of given numbers along with either, both, or none of the endpoints.

Distancenoun

The length of a race, especially of a horserace.

Intervalnoun

A closed interval.

Distancenoun

A point or area that is far away

"Telephone poles stretched way into a distance I couldn't quite see" (Leigh Allison Wilson).

Intervalnoun

An open interval.

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Distancenoun

A depiction of a such a point or area.

Intervalnoun

A half-open interval.

Distancenoun

A stretch of space without designation of limit; an expanse

a land of few hills and great distances.

Intervalnoun

A line segment representing the set of numbers in an interval.

Distancenoun

The extent of time between two events; an intervening period.

Intervalnoun

Chiefly British An intermission, as between acts of a play.

Distancenoun

A point removed in time

At a distance of 11 years, his memory of the crime was blurry.

Intervalnoun

(Music) The difference, usually expressed in the number of steps, between two pitches.

Distancenoun

The full period or length of a contest or game

The challenger had never attempted the distance of 12 rounds.

Intervalnoun

A distance in space.

Distancenoun

An amount of progress

The curriculum committee is a distance from where it was last month.

Intervalnoun

A period of time.

the interval between contractions during childbirth

Distancenoun

Difference or disagreement

The candidates could not be at a greater distance on this issue.

Intervalnoun

(music) The difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes, often referring to those two pitches themselves (otherwise known as a dyad).

Distancenoun

Emotional separateness or reserve; aloofness.

Intervalnoun

(mathematics) A connected section of the real line which may be empty or have a length of zero.

Distanceverb

To place or keep at or as if at a distance

"monks who had distanced themselves from the official ecclesiastical hierarchy by resurrecting the ascetic traditions of the early Church Fathers" (Rosamund Bartlett).

Intervalnoun

An intermission.

Distanceverb

To cause to appear at a distance.

Intervalnoun

(sports) half time, a scheduled intermission between the periods of play

Distanceverb

To leave far behind; outrun.

Intervalnoun

(cricket) Either of the two breaks, at lunch and tea, between the three sessions of a day's play

Distancenoun

(countable) The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.

The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles.From Moscow, the distance is relatively short to Saint Petersburg, relatively long to Novosibirsk, but even greater to Vladivostok.

Intervalnoun

a definite length of time marked off by two instants

Distancenoun

Length or interval of time.

Intervalnoun

a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints

Distancenoun

The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.

We're narrowing the distance between the two versions of the bill.The distance between the lowest and next gear on my bicycle is annoying.

Intervalnoun

the distance between things;

fragile items require separation and cushioning

Distancenoun

Remoteness of place; a remote place.

Intervalnoun

the difference in pitch between two notes

Distancenoun

Remoteness in succession or relation.

the distance between a descendant and his ancestor

Distancenoun

A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.

Distancenoun

The entire amount of progress to an objective.

He had promised to perform this task, but did not go the distance.

Distancenoun

A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.

The friendship did not survive the row: they kept each other at a distance.

Distancenoun

The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

Distanceverb

(transitive) To move away (from) someone or something.

He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues.

Distanceverb

(transitive) To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.

Distancenoun

the property created by the space between two objects or points

Distancenoun

a distant region;

I could see it in the distance

Distancenoun

size of the gap between two places;

the distance from New York to Chicagohe determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points

Distancenoun

indifference by personal withdrawal;

emotional distance

Distancenoun

the interval between two times;

the distance from birth to deathit all happened in the space of 10 minutes

Distancenoun

a remote point in time;

if that happens it will be at some distance in the futureat a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details

Distanceverb

keep at a distance;

we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living

Distanceverb

go far ahead of;

He outdistanced the other runners