Proximity definition

prŏk-sĭmĭ-tē
The state or quality of being near; nearness in space, time, etc.
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The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness.
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Proximity is being close to or near.

An example of proximity is standing next to someone.

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Closeness; the state of being near as in space, time, or relationship.

The proximity of the heat source allowed it to be detected by the sensor.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
proximity
Plural:
proximities

Origin of proximity

  • Middle English from Old French proximite from Latin proximitās from proximus nearest proximate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French proximité, from Latin proximitās, proximitāt-, from proximus.

    From Wiktionary