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Definition of proximate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

proximate

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈprɒksɪmət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːksɪmət//
 
[usually before noun] (specialist)
 
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nearest in time, order, etc. to something Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin proximatus ‘drawn near’, past participle of proximare, from proximus ‘nearest’.
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