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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- next or nearest in space, order, time, etc.
- nearly accurate; approximate
Origin: LL proximatus, pp. of proximare, to come near < L proximus, nearest, superl. of prope, near
- proximately adverb
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- Very near or next, as in space, time, or order. See Synonyms at close.
Origin: Latin proximātus, past participle of proximāre, to come near, from proximus, nearest; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
- proxˈi·mate·ly adverb
- proxˈi·mate·ness noun
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