- nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.
Origin of proximity
Examples from the Web for proximities
It happened with the kindly and approving smiles of the more experienced elders who had organised these proximities.The New Machiavelli
Herbert George Wells
- nearness in space or time
- nearness or closeness in a series
Word Origin and History for proximities
late 15c., from Middle French proximité "nearness" (14c.), from Latin proximitatem (nominative proximitas) "nearness, vicinity," from proximus "nearest, next; most direct; adjoining," figuratively "latest, most recent; next, following; most faithful," superlative of prope "near" (see propinquity).