- The definition of proximate is the next or nearest person or thing.
An example of proximate is the person you are sitting next to in a movie theater; a proximate movie goer.
proximate definition by Webster's New World
- next or nearest in space, order, time, etc.
- nearly accurate; approximate
Origin: Late Latin proximatus, past participle of proximare, to come near ; from Classical Latin proximus, nearest, superlative of prope, near
- proximately adverb
proximate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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
proximate - Medical Definition