nearest neighbors

nearest neighbors

[′nir·əst ′nā·bərz]
(crystallography)
Any pair of atoms in a crystal lattice which are as close to each other, or closer to each other, than any other pair.
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People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors.
Anne wondered who lived there; they would be her nearest neighbors and she hoped they would be nice.
Blind to the beauties of the expensive night-gown, he would have noticed her long upper lip, her obstinate chin, her sallow complexion, her eyes placed too close together--and would have turned his attention to her nearest neighbors.
Then those who dwelt in Bonacieux's unfortunate house, together with the nearest neighbors, heard loud cries, stamping of feet, clashing of swords, and breaking of furniture.
Nobody could be certain that his nearest neighbor or most intimate friend was not guilty of this imaginary crime.
He knew it would take them to the house of the Crooked Magician, whom he had never seen but who was their nearest neighbor.
The whole place might have been transplanted from some remote country village; yet there was something about it that made its nearest neighbor, the big lawn-encircled palace of a tobacco king, look exceedingly crude and showy and ill-bred by contrast.
Clausen was yelling his enthusiasm, at the top of his lungs, into the ear of his nearest neighbor.
I attribute this to the fact of the smallness of the beach, the enormous depth of surrounding water and the great distance at which Caprona lies from her nearest neighbor.
Johnson, their nearest neighbor and the one who supplied them with milk, proclaimed him a Klondike dog.
The stars they looked at are in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy that's one of the Milky Way's nearest neighbors.
2--Denote the current feature vector as Di and determine its k nearest neighbors among the historical state vectors Dm using the weighted Euclidean distance.