metric space
noun Date: 1927 a mathematical set for which a metric is defined for any pair of elements

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Injective metric space — In metric geometry, an injective metric space, or equivalently a hyperconvex metric space, is a metric space with certain properties generalizing those of the real line and of L∞ distances in higher dimensional vector spaces. These properties can …   Wikipedia

  • Probabilistic metric space — A probabilistic metric space is a generalization of metric spaces where the distance is no longer defined on positive real numbers, but on distribution functions. Let D + be the set of all probability distribution functions F such that F (0) = 0… …   Wikipedia

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