middle distance


noun

Also called middle ground, middle plane. Fine Arts. the represented space between the foreground and background in paintings, drawings, etc.
(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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British Dictionary definitions for middle distance

middle-distance

adjective

athletics relating to or denoting races of a length between the sprints and the distance events, esp the 800 metres and the 1500 metres

noun middle distance

Also called: middle ground part of a painting, esp a landscape between the foreground and far distance
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