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[ee-kwi-dis-tuh nt, ek-wi-]
  1. equally distant.
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Origin of equidistant

1560–70; < Middle French < Late Latin aequidistant- (stem of aequidistāns). See equi-, distant
Related formse·qui·dis·tant·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • The three magi now advanced in the form of a triangle, one leading and the other two behind, equidistantly apart.

    Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland

    Edward John Eyre

British Dictionary definitions for equidistantly


  1. distant by equal amounts from two or more places
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Derived Formsequidistance, nounequidistantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for equidistantly



1560s, from French équidistant (14c.), from Late Latin aequidistantem (nominative aequidistans), from aequi- (see equal) + distantem (see distant). In reference to a type of map projection, from 1866.

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equidistantly in Science


  1. Equally distant.
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