middle distance


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n middle distance the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Middle distance (Paint) See Middle-ground.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Middle distance (same as Middle ground)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. middelmid; Dut. middel, Ger. mittel.


In literature:

The middle distance of the plain was spangled with a streak of winding silver.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
She again secured her distance on three tries, and the lines faced each other near the middle of the field.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
We pulled up-stream a short distance before putting out into the middle.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Going home, he did not meet a soul; only in the middle distance of one of the lower side streets he espied a policeman.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
I took care that, in about the middle of the distance, our race-ground should pass over where some rushes were growing.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
A middle-sized orange, at the distance of a quarter of a mile, would be his Jupiter.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
It would be difficult to find a middle-ground and distance surpassing those of this picture.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
Also, he said, 'You might have half a dozen of my trapezes, or my middle-distance-tables, but they're all 6 foot and all too low sir.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The distance between the upper part of the same timber and the middle line.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It was not until the middle of November that the whole army came up to Loyal Hannon, a little distance beyond Laurel Hill.
"The Farmer Boy, and How He Became Commander-In-Chief" by Morrison Heady

In news:

John Nepolitan/ESPNHSBen Malone and Brad Nye announced their arrival as national middle-distance greats at NBNI Sunday.
The Japanese raider was the only three year old declared at Thursday's final stage for the high-class middle distance contest.
Longchamp will offer 15 races over two days Oct 6-7, including Europe's premier middle-distance test, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), during France's marquee racing weekend.
The London Olympics are coming into focus for a crew of fast US women middle distance runners determined to make history.
Moving Up From Middle Distance .
They both ran cross country in the fall before their breakthrough moments in sprints to middle-distance events.
Algerian middle-distance runner Taoufik Makhloufi was reinstated for the 1,500-meter final after he had been disqualified from the Olympics for allegedly not trying hard enough Monday in the 800 heats.
Eaton, an American, was awarded gold Thursday for his performance in the decathlon , an event that combines 10 different sprinting, jumping, throwing, and middle-distance disciplines.
Amy Lawrence in the middle crosses the finish line with her sister Jenny Prestigiacomo, left and mother Patty Lawrence after completing the sprint distance race.
Kim Gallagher, area's best middle- distance runner ever, remembered 10 years after her death.
With a map of affected areas of Tuesday's earthquake, Logan Burrill, 11, checks the distance of the quake center between Boston and Montreal in Gale Regis' Amesbury Middle School Science class.
But with Florida head coach Gregg Troy, Seo's potential as a top middle-distance stroke swimmer is limitless, and could help the Gators continue their tradition of doing well at the NCAAs in the 200s of the strokes.
Held at the middle school track, each grade competes in varying distances to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each grade.
President Obama started his first term seeking to distance the United States from Israel in an effort to jump-start Middle East peace talks.
How to train for middle distance races.

In science:

For p = 2, an explicit solution is easily defined when d is the L2 distance between either the middles and half lengths of the intervals or between their lower and upper bounds.
On central tendency and dispersion measures for intervals and hypercubes
In Figure 9, we show the run of velocities as a function of distance from the Sun (top), distance from the Galactic plane (middle), and distance from GC (bottom).
The 3D Velocity Structure of the Thick Disk from SPM4 and RAVE DR2
The middle panels (for a supernova at a distance of 10 kpc) show that the spectrum rises to a broad peak between ∼ 600 and 900 Hz, which could be visible to the advanced-class detectors for the galactic source (see further discussions in [142]).
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
The middle panels are for a supernova at a distance of 10 kpc.
Multiple physical elements to determine the gravitational-wave signatures of core-collapse supernovae
For instance, a priori E (∞, 1) need not be connected (it might contain a short segment in the middle of a route between two points at distance 2 + ε apart) but it must contain an unbounded connected component (most of a singly-infinite geodesic).
Scale-Invariant Random Spatial Networks