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propinquity

[ proh-ping-kwi-tee ]
/ proʊˈpɪŋ kwɪ ti /
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Definition of propinquity

noun
nearness in place; proximity.
nearness of relation; kinship.
affinity of nature; similarity.
nearness in time.
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Origin of propinquity

First recorded in 1400–1450; Middle English, from Old French propinquite, from Latin propinquitās “nearness,” equivalent to propinqu(us) “near, nearby,” from prop(e) “near” + -inquus adjective suffix) + -itās -ity;see pro-
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British Dictionary definitions for propinquity

propinquity
/ (prəˈpɪŋkwɪtɪ) /

noun
nearness in place or time
nearness in relationship

Word Origin for propinquity

C14: from Latin propinquitās closeness, from propinquus near, from prope near by
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