from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of coming into near relation or proximity; a drawing nigh.
- noun The act of bringing remote things near.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A drawing nigh; approach.
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- noun The act of
drawing near; an approach.
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More of like talk followed, but these words concerning appropinquation in song, although their meaning was not very clear, took such a hold of Gibbie that he heard nothing after, but fell asleep thinking about them.
From this same Principle also (_viz. the unequal pressure of the Air against the unequal superficies of the water_) proceeds the cause of the accession or incursion of any floating body against the sides of the containing Vessel; or the _appropinquation_ of two floating bodies, as
_Muscovy-glass_; and you may very easily change any of the Colours of any part of the interposed body, by pressing the Plates closer and harder together, or leaving them more lax; that is, a part which appeared coloured with a red, may be presently ting'd with a yellow, blew, green, purple, or the like, by altering the appropinquation of the terminating Plates.