One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A degree of remoteness that is either desired or felt to exist by a person between himself or herself and another person; specifically (Sociology and Psychology) = "social distance".
2Personal detachment; objectivity.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Relly Beard (1800–1876), Unitarian minister and educationist. From personal + distance.
personal distance/ˌpəːsən(ə)l ˈdɪst(ə)ns//ˌpəːs(ə)n(ə)l ˈdɪst(ə)ns/
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