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proximity

[prok-sim-i-tee] /prɒkˈsɪm ɪ ti/
noun
1.
nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.
Origin of proximity
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin proximitās nearness, vicinity. See proximal, -ity
Related forms
nonproximity, noun
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  • It happened with the kindly and approving smiles of the more experienced elders who had organised these proximities.

    The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells
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proximity

/prɒkˈsɪmɪtɪ/
noun
1.
nearness in space or time
2.
nearness or closeness in a series
Word Origin
C15: from Latin proximitās closeness; see proximate
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Word Origin and History for proximities

proximity

n.

late 15c., from Middle French proximité "nearness" (14c.), from Latin proximitatem (nominative proximitas) "nearness, vicinity," from proximus "nearest, next; most direct; adjoining," figuratively "latest, most recent; next, following; most faithful," superlative of prope "near" (see propinquity).

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