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

     

    nearness

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈnɪənəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪrnəs//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the fact of being a short distance away; the degree to which something is close synonym closeness (1) the nearness of the river nearness to somebody/something a feeling of nearness to God
  2. 2nearness (to something) the fact of being a short time away in the future; the degree to which something is close in time synonym closeness (1) the nearness of death