- 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 proximately
Yes, Obama was sort of, proximately, true to his word when he raised taxes on Americans earning $250,000 and up.Obamacare Attacks the Middle Class
February 5, 2014
These men, as we believe, were proximately the means of his ruin.Life of Robert Burns
It is proximately reached in man, for man is the existent reason.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy
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In the other, they are discordant, and are forced to reach their proximately proper adjustment through antagonism and struggle.
The proportion of expenses due to these enterprises and results may, in like manner, be proximately calculated.Memorials of the Sea
The former is the great, substantial productive force: the latter is not immediately, or proximately, productive.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays
- 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 and History for proximately
"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.