Euclidean distance

Noun.  (geometry) The distance between two points defined as the square root of the sum of the squares of the differences between the corresponding coordinates of the points; for example, in two-dimensional Euclidean geometry, the Euclidean distance between two points '''a''' = ('''a'''''x'', '''a'''''y'') and '''b''' = ('''b'''''x'', '''b'''''y'') is defined as:

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