|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: distance.|
Distance is how far one thing is from another thing. Distance is a measure of the space between two things.
Examples[change | change source]
- One ball is 5 feet from another ball. The distance between the two balls is 5 feet.
- John walks at a speed of 6 kilometres per hour for one hour. John walks a distance of 6 kilometres.
- A circle is a curved line. Each point on the circle is the same distance from the centre of the circle.
Displacement[change | change source]
Example of Displacement[change | change source]
- Tom walks 6 kilometers north from his home. His displacement from home is 6 km north. Next he walks 10 km south. Now he has walked a distance of 16 km, but his displacement from home is 4 km south.