nearest-neighbor

adjective
variants: or nearest neighbor

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 & Technology1 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 SpectrumMay 2009

nearest neighbor

noun
    • The value for each color is derived from weighted values of the nearest neighbors.
    • —David AusterberryBroadcast Engineering1 May 2011

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First Known Use of nearest-neighbor

1962

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