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Meaning of middle distance

mid'dle dis'tance

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calledthe 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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