Meaning of PROXIMITY in English

PROXIMITY

prox ‧ im ‧ i ‧ ty /prɒkˈsɪməti, prɒkˈsɪmɪti $ prɑːk-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: proximitas , from proximus ; ⇨ ↑ proximate ]

formal nearness in distance or time

proximity to

We chose the house for its proximity to the school.

proximity of

the proximity of the Bahamas to the States

Here the rich and the poor live in close proximity (=very near to each other) .

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