Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being proximate; nearness in place, time, or relation.
  • noun Synonyms Vicinity, etc. (see neighborhood), adjacency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun closeness; the state of being near as in space, time, or relationship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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
  • noun the property of being close together
  • noun the region close around a person or thing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French proximite, from Latin proximitās, from proximus, nearest; see proximate.]

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