taxicab distance

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Suggesting the route taken by a taxi through a grid of intersecting streets.

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taxicab distance (plural taxicab distances)

  1. (mathematics) the distance between two points located on a grid, where the only path allowed is vertical and horizontal lines.
    The taxicab distance between (0,0) and (3,4) is 7.

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