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(Astronomy) the average of the greatest and least distances of a celestial body from its primary
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Noun1.mean distance - the arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primarymean distance - the arithmetic mean of the maximum and minimum distances of a celestial body (satellite or secondary star) from its primary
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
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The mean distance from the Atlantic to the Mississippi does not probably exceed seven hundred and fifty miles.
it ought to reach the moon four days after its departure, that is on the 5th of December, at midnight precisely, at the moment of her attaining her perigee, that is her nearest distance from the earth, which is exactly 86,410 leagues (French), or 238,833 miles mean distance (English).
This precious weapon of American origin could throw with ease a conical projectile of nine pounds to a mean distance of ten miles.
The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader, re- volves about the sun at a mean distance of 140,000,000 miles, and the light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received by this world.
The mean distance between the zip codes of agencies and beneficiaries served declined by 4.
1) and that distance was then standardized by the mean distance of all locations for each biplot.
Mean distance off-bottom was significantly affected by heave only, during all treatments (Table 3, Fig.
Averaged across all no-glare conditions, drivers responded to pedestrians at a mean distance of 76.
of inhibition = [(mean distance in control group - mean distance in treated group)/[mean distance in control group]] X 100.
They also had significant improvements in the 6-minute walking test; the baseline mean distance covered was 394 m, which rose to 476 m.
Plot 1 had an uncharacteristically high mean distance (mean = 2.