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.