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

  • n. The state of being near in space or relationship; proximity: two restaurants in close vicinity.
  • n. A nearby, surrounding, or adjoining region; a neighborhood.
  • n. An approximate degree or amount: houses priced in the vicinity of $200,000.

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  • n. proximity, or the state of being near
  • n. neighbourhood, or the nearby region
  • n. approximate size or amount

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being near, or not remote; nearness; propinquity; proximity.
  • n. That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geometric topics, a place, A, is said to be in the vicinity of a place, B, within a place, C, which contains both A and B, and in a given respect, if, and only if, an object instantaneously filling A can by an ordinary motion move to B without ever leaving C, and without at any instant during its motion occupying any place which differs from A in the given respect.
  • n. The quality of being near; nearness in place; propinquity; proximity.
  • n. Neighborhood; surrounding or adjoining space, district, or country.
  • n. Nearness in intercourse; close relationship.
  • n. Synonyms Proximity, etc. See neighborhood.

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

  • n. a surrounding or nearby region


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

Latin vīcīnitās, from vīcīnus, neighboring, from vīcus, neighborhood; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin vicinitas ("neighborhood") > vicinus ("neighbor") > vicus ("village").


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