What does distant mean?

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  1. Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
  2. Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.
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The tools are also helping astronomers measure the rate of birth of stars in extremely red and distant galaxies.
Late in the evening, freight cars rumble past, lumbering along in the wake of the engine's distant whistle.
I could hear the distant rumble of thunder in the background but all sound was lost to my ears as Darius walked in.
This makes it the most distant extrasolar planet detected by astronomers to date.
Is it possible to stay mad at a distant dad when he's also a sheepish, attractively rumpled amnesiac?
Surveyors use a tachymeter to make quick calculations of the distances, bearings or elevations of distant objects.

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