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vicinity

[ vi-sin-i-tee ]
/ vɪˈsɪn ɪ ti /
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noun, plural vi·cin·i·ties.
the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood: There are no stores in the vicinity of our house.
state or fact of being near; proximity; propinquity: He was troubled by the vicinity of the nuclear testing area.
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Origin of vicinity

1550–60; <Latin vīcīnitās, equivalent to vīcīn(us) near (vīc(us) wick3, neighborhood + -īnus-ine1) + -itās-ity
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British Dictionary definitions for vicinity

vicinity
/ (vɪˈsɪnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
a surrounding, adjacent, or nearby area; neighbourhood
the fact or condition of being close in space or relationship

Word Origin for vicinity

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