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

 

vicinity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//vəˈsɪnəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vəˈsɪnəti//
 
the vicinity[singular]
 
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the area around a particular place Crowds gathered in the vicinity of Trafalgar Square. There is no hospital in the immediate vicinity. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘proximity’): from Latin vicinitas, from vicinus ‘neighbour’.Extra examples The police suggested that he leave the vicinity of the property. There is no hospital in the immediate vicinity. He usually objected strongly to anyone smoking in his vicinity.