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διάστημα , ατος, τό, (διαστῆναι)
A.interval, freq. in Music, Archyt.2, Pl.R.531a, Aristox.Harm.p.4 M., al., Arist.Pr.922b6, Damox.2.57; of Time, “δ. τετραετέςPlb.9.1.1: generally, “ἐκ μεγάλων δ. κινεῖσθαιDemocr.191; “δ. μεταξὺ κόσμωνEpicur.Ep.2p.37U.; distance, Phld. D.3.8,9.
b. Geom., radius,κέντρῳ τῷ Α, διαστήματι τῷ ΑΒ, γεγράφθω κύκλοςEuc.1.1, cf. Ph.Bel.52.14; of a sphere, Autol. 6.
c. aperture,ἀγγεῖον ἔχον δ. μέγαArist.GA787b4; “ἐκ πολλοῦ δ.Id.Aud.800a36; τὰ δ. τῆς χειρὸς τῶν δακτύλων the spaces between the fingers, Aen.Tact.31.35.
2. Medic., diastasis, of bones, Hp.Off.23 (pl.), cf. Gal.18(2).887.
3. difference,τῶν ἡδονῶν μεγάλα τὰ δ.Nicom.Com.1.22.
4. ratio, Archyt.2, Arist.Ph.202a18.
5. in Aristotle's symbolism, conjunction of two terms, APr. 42b10, APo.82b7, al.
6. extension, dimension,χρόνος κινήσεως δ.Zeno Stoic.1.26, cf. Chrysipp.ib.2.164, Dam.Pr.389; of Space, Arist.Ph.209a4, Plot.6.4.2; ὧν πρότερον διάστημα ἐνειστήκει whose extension (i.e. surface) it (the εἴδωλον) formerly occupied, Epicur. Nat.2.3.
II. distinction of style, Longin.40.2.
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    • Euclid, Elements, 1.1
    • Plato, Republic, 531a
    • Polybius, Histories, 9.1.1
    • Hippocrates, De officina medici, 23
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