from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness: "Swift's major writings have a proximity and a relevance that is splendidly invigorating” ( M.D. Aeschliman). See Usage Note at redundancy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. closeness; the state of being near as in space, time, or relationship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being proximate; nearness in place, time, or relation.
- n. Synonyms Vicinity, etc. (see neighborhood), adjacency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit
- n. the property of being close together
- n. the region close around a person or thing
Middle English, from Old French proximite, from Latin proximitās, from proximus, nearest; see proximate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)