telephone service between distant places.
long-dis•tancePronunciation: (lông'dis'tuns, long'-), [key]
of, from, or between distant places: a long-distance phone call.
for, over, or covering long distances: a long-distance runner.
by long-distance telephone: to call someone long-distance.
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