[ ee-kwi-dis-tuhnt, ek-wi- ]
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  1. equally distant.

Origin of equidistant

1560–70; <Middle French <Late Latin aequidistant- (stem of aequidistāns). See equi-, distant

Other words from equidistant

  • e·qui·dis·tant·ly, adverb

Words Nearby equidistant

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How to use equidistant in a sentence

  • They are almost equidistant from each other, and the next to the lowest one is the longest.

    Pharaoh's Broker | Ellsworth Douglass
  • The windows of this apartment were two in number, and, equidistant from the doors, were considerably elevated above the floor.

    Hardscrabble | John Richardson
  • Some Swastikas have three dots placed equidistant around each of the four ends (fig. 12c).

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
  • Parallel lines are those equidistant one from the other throughout their length, as in Figure 42.

British Dictionary definitions for equidistant


/ (ˌiːkwɪˈdɪstənt) /

  1. distant by equal amounts from two or more places

Derived forms of equidistant

  • equidistance, noun
  • equidistantly, adverb

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Scientific definitions for equidistant


[ ē′kwĭ-dĭstənt ]

  1. Equally distant.

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