The definition of proximate is the next or nearest person or thing.(adjective)
An example of proximate is the person you are sitting next to in a movie theater; a proximate movie goer.
See proximate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL proximatus, pp. of proximare, to come near < L proximus, nearest, superl. of prope, near
See proximate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin proximātus
Origin: , past participle of proximāre, to come near
Origin: , from proximus, nearest; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
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