Meaning of PROXIMATE in English

PROXIMATE

/ ˈprɒksɪmət; NAmE ˈprɑːk-/ adjective

[ usually before noun ] ( technical ) nearest in time, order, etc. to sth

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: from Latin proximatus drawn near, past participle of proximare , from proximus nearest.

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