Origin of proximityMiddle French proximité from Classical Latin proximitas from proximus: see proximate
The couple stood in close proximity so that they could both read the map.
An example of proximity is standing next to someone.
Origin of proximityMiddle English from Old French proximite from Latin proximitās from proximus nearest ; see proximate .
From Middle French proximitÃ©, from Latin proximitÄs, proximitÄt-, from proximus.
- His close proximity sent her heart racing.
- It was bad enough that she probably smelled, but the warmth from his body combined with the excitement of his proximity left her feeling a little nauseous.
- This time, their proximity seemed too intimate.
- A question of height, exposure or proximity to water.
- Its proximity to Liverpool and Manchester has drawn to it a large resident population, and its visitors number many thousands annually.