Meaning of PROXIMITY in English
/ prɒkˈsɪməti; NAmE prɑːk-/ noun
[ U ] proximity (of sb/sth) (to sb/sth) ( formal ) the state of being near sb/sth in distance or time :
a house in the proximity of (= near) the motorway
The proximity of the college to London makes it very popular.
The area has a number of schools in close proximity to each other.
the death of two members of her family in close proximity
late 15th cent.: from French proximité , from Latin proximitas , from proximus nearest.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005