Definition: Find the point (rectangle, line, etc.) that is closest to another point.
See also spatial access method, point access method.
A Voronoi diagram divides a plane into regions of nearest neighbors.
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Paul E. Black, "nearest neighbor", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 2 September 2014. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/nearestNeighbor.html