What does distance mean?

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  1. (countable) The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line.
  2. Length or interval of time.
  3. (countable, informal) The difference; the subjective measure between two quantities.
  4. Remoteness of place; a remote place.
  5. Remoteness in succession or relation.
  6. A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.
  7. (uncountable, figuratively) The entire amount of progress to an objective.
  8. (uncountable, figuratively) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.
  9. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
  1. (transitive) To move away (from) someone or something.
  2. (transitive) To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.
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