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vicinity

[ vi-sin-i-tee ]

noun

, plural vi·cin·i·ties.
  1. the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood:

    There are no stores in the vicinity of our house.

  2. state or fact of being near; proximity; propinquity:

    He was troubled by the vicinity of the nuclear testing area.



vicinity

/ vɪˈsɪnɪtɪ /

noun

  1. a surrounding, adjacent, or nearby area; neighbourhood
  2. the fact or condition of being close in space or relationship


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vicinity1

1550–60; < Latin vīcīnitās, equivalent to vīcīn ( us ) near ( vīc ( us ) wick 3, neighborhood + -īnus -ine 1 ) + -itās -ity
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vicinity1

C16: from Latin vīcīnitās, from vīcīnus neighbouring, from vīcus village
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Example Sentences

When patients on the floor tested positive, they and all patients in their vicinity needed to be moved to the red zone.

HPWhenever experts compile lists of the best 2-in-1 laptops, Hewlett-Packard consistently comes out on top or in the vicinity of it.

Supernovas in the immediate vicinity of the Milky Way — like Supernova 1987A — only occur on average about once every half-century.

The team almost never attempted a shot that wasn’t either a 3-pointer or in the immediate vicinity of the basket.

King Avenue and South Capitol Street intersect in the vicinity of the shootings.

The individual was spotted at a central London Park in the vicinity of Prince George, who was removed from the Park immediately.

That shooting brought the total to at least four in the vicinity of the Obama house since 2011.

The knife was recovered in the immediate vicinity of the attack.

Men and youths wearing surgical masks or balaclavas guarded the building and patrolled its immediate vicinity.

A second “ping” then put the phone in the vicinity of a shopping center in Kissimmee.

It is in the same vicinity and bears much the same character as those already mentioned.

We did not perceive the little town until we had surmounted the last eminence and were in its immediate vicinity.

But thats better than I can get for the same sort of a cottage in this very vicinity, exclaimed Mrs. Prentice.

There is little to detain one within the city of Leeds itself, but there are many places of interest in its immediate vicinity.

The sexton was soon found and he was delighted to point out the interesting objects in the church and vicinity.

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