- next; nearest; immediately before or after in order, place, occurrence, etc.
- close; very near.
- approximate; fairly accurate.
- forthcoming; imminent.
Origin of proximate
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- next or nearest in space or time
- very near; close
- immediately preceding or following in a series
- a less common word for approximate
C16: from Late Latin proximāre to draw near, from Latin proximus next, from prope near
Word Origin and History for proximation
"neighboring," 1590s (implied in proximately), from Late Latin proximatus, past participle of proximare "to draw near," from proximus "nearest, next" (see proximity).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Closely related in space, time, or order; very near; proximal.