# Distance vs. Interval

## 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.

#### 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.

#### 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 Chicago*

*he 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 death*

*it 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 future*

*at 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*