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noun vi·cin·i·ty \və-ˈsi-nə-tē\

Simple Definition of vicinity

  • : the area around or near a particular place

Full Definition of vicinity

plural vi·cin·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being near :  proximity

  2. 2 :  a surrounding area or district :  neighborhood

  3. 3 :  neighborhood 3b

Examples of vicinity

  1. <there are no hotels in the vicinity of the hospital>

  2. <the vicinity of the town's only elementary school was one reason why the young couple bought the house>



Origin of vicinity

Middle French vicinité, from Latin vicinitat-, vicinitas, from vicinus neighboring, from vicus row of houses, village; akin to Gothic weihs village, Old Church Slavic vĭsĭ, Greek oikos, oikia house


First Known Use: 1560




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