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.
- This rapid absorption of the khanates brought Russia into close proximity to Afghanistan, and the reception of Kaufmann's emissaries by the Amir was a main cause of the British war with Afghanistan in 1878.