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middle distance

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noun
  1. Also called middle ground, middle plane. Fine Arts. the represented space between the foreground and background in paintings, drawings, etc.
  2. (in track) a race distance ranging from 400 meters or 440 yards to 1 mile.
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Origin of middle distance

First recorded in 1805–15
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