Meaning of PROXIMITY in English

PROXIMITY

n. nearness in space, time, etc. (sat in close proximity to them).

Phrases and idioms:

proximity fuse an electronic device causing a projectile to explode when near its target. proximity of blood kinship.

Etymology: ME f. F proximit{eacute} or L proximitas (as PROXIMAL)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.