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proximity

[ prok-sim-i-tee ]
/ prɒkˈsɪm ɪ ti /
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noun
nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation; closeness.
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Origin of proximity

First recorded in 1475–85; late Middle English; from Middle French proximité, from Latin proximitāt-, stem of proximitās “nearness, adjacent area, vicinity”

OTHER WORDS FROM proximity

non·prox·im·i·ty, noun
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How to use proximity in a sentence

  • It may have been in part the maid's genteel horror of such proximities that steeled Miss Levering to endure them.

    The Convert|Elizabeth Robins
  • It happened with the kindly and approving smiles of the more experienced elders who had organised these proximities.

    The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells

British Dictionary definitions for proximity

proximity
/ (prɒkˈsɪmɪtɪ) /

noun
nearness in space or time
nearness or closeness in a series

Word Origin for proximity

C15: from Latin proximitās closeness; see proximate
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