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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.
One interpretation is that time is like a river, denying us the ineffable resolution of bounded space and flowing time.
The Other is "something foreign and strange, an alien reality intruding upon the settled time and bounded space of everyday life" (14).
"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. Without justifying the use of this particular political boundary, Cauthen demonstrates the need for its flexibility by discussing events outside the state (particularly close by, in Georgia and Florida) that were important for fiddlers from Alabama.
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.(3)
This takes the form of a fear of disorder, or 'placelessness', and the desire to resist it with the structures of an ordered 'bounded space'.
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.