Definition: Distance, paths, lines, etc. which are always parallel to axes at right angles. For example, a path along the streets of Salt Lake City or the moves of a rook in chess.
See also Manhattan distance, Euclidean distance, Lm distance.
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "rectilinear", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/rectilinear.html