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Definition of nearest-neighbor

: using the value of the nearest adjacent element used of an interpolation technique Both image resizing operations are performed using the nearest neighbor interpolation method. — Franco A. Del Colle et al.,Journal of Computer Science & Technology, 1 Apr. 2008 One of the main areas of collaborative filtering we exploited is the nearest-neighbor approach. A movie's “neighbors” in this context are other movies that tend to be scored most similarly when rated by the same viewer.— Robert M. Bell et al., IEEE Spectrum, May 2009

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nearest neighbor noun
The value for each color is derived from weighted values of the nearest neighbors. — David Austerberry, Broadcast Engineering, 1 May 2011

First Known Use of nearest-neighbor

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Nearest-neighbor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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