[ prok-suh-mit ]
/ ˈprɒk sə mɪt /
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next; nearest; immediately before or after in order, place, occurrence, etc.
close; very near.
approximate; fairly accurate.
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Origin of proximate
OTHER WORDS FROM proximateprox·i·mate·ly, adverbprox·i·mate·ness, nounprox·i·ma·tion [prok-suh-mey-shuhn], /ˌprɒk səˈmeɪ ʃən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proximate
/ (ˈprɒksɪmɪt) /
next or nearest in space or time
very near; close
immediately preceding or following in a series
a less common word for approximate
Derived forms of proximateproximately, adverbproximateness, nounproximation, noun
Word Origin for proximate
C16: from Late Latin proximāre to draw near, from Latin proximus next, from prope near
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Medical definitions for proximate
[ prŏk′sə-mĭt ]
Closely related in space, time, or order; very near; proximal.
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