Definition of proximity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prɒkˈsɪməti//
; NAmE NAmE//prɑːkˈsɪməti//
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[uncountable] proximity (of somebody/something) (to somebody/something) (formal) the state of being near somebody/something in distance or time a house in the proximity of (= near) the motorway The proximity of the college to London makes it very popular. The area has a number of schools in close proximity to each other. the death of two members of her family in close proximity The site is in close proximity to an airport. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French proximité, from Latin proximitas, from proximus ‘nearest’.
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