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nearest neighbor

Definition of nearest–neighbor

  1. :  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

nearest neighbor

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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