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propinquity

[ proh-ping-kwi-tee ]
/ proʊˈpɪŋ kwɪ ti /
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noun

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

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Origin of propinquity

1350–1400; Middle English propinquite<Latin propinquitās nearness, equivalent to propinqu(us) near (prop(e) near (see pro-1) + -inquus adj. suffix) + -itās-ity
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British Dictionary definitions for propinquity

propinquity
/ (prəˈpɪŋkwɪtɪ) /

noun

nearness in place or time
nearness in relationship
C14: from Latin propinquitās closeness, from propinquus near, from prope near by
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