I want to describe the positional relationships between 3 objects.

  • A and B are 1 m apart
  • A and C are 1 m apart

Can I say like this?

  • Provide a 1m clearance between A and B or C.

Or is there some other ways to describe it in one sentence?

1 Answer 1


As this looks like a "specfication" it would be good to have a little redundancy:

... between A and B, or between A and C

Use that if you only need one of those clearances; if it is okay for A to be closer than 1m to B provided it is more than one metre from C

... between A and B, and between A and C.

Use that if you need both clearances to be greater than one metre.

  • Thank you very much. It helped me a lot. So is it okay for me to say "...between A and B, and between A and C to avoid hitting with each other"?
    – Jiro F.
    Mar 20 at 8:01
  • Yes in principle, but perhaps "to avoid collisions" would be more formal.
    – James K
    Mar 20 at 17:17

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