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- noun The
distancebetween two pointsin a grid based on a strictly horizontaland/or verticalpath (that is, along the grid lines), as opposed to the diagonalor " as the crow flies" distance. The Manhattan distance is the simple sumof the horizontal and vertical components, whereas the diagonal distance might be computed by applying the Pythagorean theorem.
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based on the well-known gridlike street geography of the New York borough of Manhattan
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