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a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the triangle inequality

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207), a bounded space still, but one that is adjustable and adjusted ad infinitum to meet partners' needs.
Genres, although aligning people to joint activity and joint attention, shape the substantive material or information represented within the bounded space of the text.
But more recently, psychologists themselves have been taken to task for assuming that all decisions are "choices" that are "given" in a bounded space and time, such as making an investment or ordering dinner at a restaurant.
The strength of this book is its extensive and careful documentation, from multiple perspectives, of old-time fiddling in one bounded space.
Professor Kojiro Yuichiro(2) further suggested that the centre of a Japanese town does not lie in a clearly bounded space, but rather in a linear time-oriented axis stretching from the mountain shrine, through the village shrine to the field shrine.
Selected works of this period are analysed in the context of Gogol's attempts to refine a thematics of bounded space and its dislocation - the latter being a symptom of contemporary moral disorder.
Within this bounded space, they can transgress safely, loosening the dominant culture's constraints like an overtight necktie, and adapt a peripheral culture's imagined exoticism to their own emotional needs.
The dancing seemed faster than of yore, yet was still gracious within a definitely bounded space.