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proximity

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noun prox·im·i·ty \präk-ˈsi-mə-tē\

Simple Definition of proximity

  • : the state of being near

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of proximity

  1. :  the quality or state of being proximate :  closeness

Examples of proximity in a sentence

  1. <the proximity of the curtains to the fireplace was a cause of concern for the safety inspector>



Did You Know?

The history of "proximity" hinges on the idea of closeness, both physical and metaphorical. English speakers borrowed the word from Middle French, which in turn acquired it from Latin proximitat-, proximitas, forms of the adjective proximus, meaning "nearest" or "next." A number of other languages, including Catalan, Portuguese, and Italian, derived similar words from Latin proximus. Other descendants of "proximus" in English include "proximal," "proximate," and the somewhat more rare "approximal" (meaning "contiguous").

Origin and Etymology of proximity

Middle French proximité, from Latin proximitat-, proximitas, from proximus


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with proximity


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proximity

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noun prox·im·i·ty \präk-ˈsi-mə-tē\

Legal Definition of proximity

  1. :  the quality or state of being proximate






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