- 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
Word Origin for proximate
C16: from Late Latin proximāre to draw near, from Latin proximus next, from prope near
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"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.
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