- next; nearest; immediately before or after in order, place, occurrence, etc.
- close; very near.
- approximate; fairly accurate.
- forthcoming; imminent.
Origin of proximate
Examples from the Web for proximate
Contemporary Examples of proximate
It brings out the distance and doubt that festered within the proximate intimacy of the Marston family.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine
November 3, 2014
This summons all the proximate Beyoncé voters, as we reply in a full-throated roar, “ALLLLLL THE SINGLE LAAAAADIES!”Getting to Know the ‘Beyoncé Voter’
Kelly Williams Brown
July 7, 2014
If anything, the opposite is true: one has to love power desperately to accept a job merely to be proximate to it.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister
January 5, 2014
But it will not stop the mentally ill from reaping carnage because the proximate cause of their carnage is disease, not hardware.We Stop The Next Aurora Not With Gun Control, But With Better Mental Health Treatment
David R. Dow
July 24, 2012
The rising cost of health insurance is the proximate cause of middle-class income stagnation.How Does Attacking Bain Help the Middle Class?
January 13, 2012
Historical Examples of proximate
We have now to consider the genesis and proximate destiny of the Falls of Niagara.
In conclusion, we may say a word regarding the proximate future of Niagara.
It is not, and cannot be, split into a proximate and a remote object.
The obvious and proximate cause of his death was affliction.
The causes of insanity may be divided into (a) general, and (b) proximate.
- next or nearest in space or time
- very near; close
- immediately preceding or following in a series
- a less common word for approximate
Word Origin for proximate
"neighboring," 1590s (implied in proximately), from Late Latin proximatus, past participle of proximare "to draw near," from proximus "nearest, next" (see proximity).
- Closely related in space, time, or order; very near; proximal.