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Examples of proximity in a Sentence
the proximity of the curtains to the fireplace was a cause of concern for the safety inspector
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Monaco's close proximity to Italy and France also makes for a fun game of where to have dinner on any given night.
The apartment complex is not, however, served by Maryland American, despite its proximity to the treatment plant.
Following the meeting, Hansen said she was bothered by the proximity of the drive-through exit, with traffic going left into Ogden Avenue's eastbound lanes.
An additional concern that residents and Councilwoman Sharon Springer expressed was the project’s proximity to the Golden State (5) Freeway and its impact on noise and safety for the future residents at First Street Village.
The more people there are in close proximity to each other, the more enticing the target for terrorists.
Wright set out to create a more structured approach to mentoring and expanded opportunities for mentors and mentees to connect by incorporating e-mentoring, so that relationships could thrive even when a mentoring pair weren’t in close proximity.
Monteverde has long been preferred by foreign reporters for its proximity to the Vatican, while celebrities come for the sweeping views and verdant gardens.
Because racism assigns value based on proximity to whiteness, my white privilege is my perceivable whiteness.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of proximity for English Language Learners
: the state of being near
Legal Definition of proximity
: the quality or state of being proximate
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