from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fact or condition of immediate succession or proximity; the quality of being next.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or fact of being next, or immediately near or contiguous; contiguity.
The Anglo-American cultural perspective is future-time oriented, or "nextness" oriented, to use a phrase coined by cultural diversity expert Tom Kochman.
Union of various grades, union of diverse types, union that stops at non-conductors, union that merely goes from next to next, and means in many cases outer nextness only, and not a more internal bond, union of concatenation, in short; all that sort of thing seems to you a halfway stage of thought.
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