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Meaning of long distance

long' dis'tance

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. telephone service between distant places.

long-dis•tance

Pronunciation: (lông'dis'tuns, long'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, from, or between distant places: a long-distance phone call.
  2. for, over, or covering long distances: a long-distance runner.
—adv.
  1. by long-distance telephone: to call someone long-distance.
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