from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very near or next, as in space, time, or order. See Synonyms at close.
- adj. Approximate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Close or closest; adjacent.
- adj. Immediately preceding or following in a chain of causation.
- adj. About to take place; impending.
- n. A grammatical marker in the Algonquian (and some other) languages for a principal third person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Nearest; next immediately preceding or following.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next; immediate; without the intervention of a third.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very close in space or time
- adj. closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects
Latin proximātus, past participle of proximāre, to come near, from proximus, nearest; see per1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin proximatus, past participle of proximare ("to draw near, approach"), from Latin proximus ("nearest"), superlative of prope ("near"). (Wiktionary)