- Proximity is being close to or near.
An example of proximity is standing next to someone.
the state or quality of being near; nearness in space, time, etc.
Origin of proximityMiddle French proximité ; from Classical Latin proximitas ; from proximus: see proximate
The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness: “Swift's major writings have a proximity and a relevance that is splendidly invigorating” (M.D. Aeschliman). See Usage Note at redundancy.
Origin of proximityMiddle English, from Old French proximite, from Latin proximitās, from proximus, nearest; see proximate.