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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: proximitas, from proximus; PROXIMATE

proximity

noun
     
prox‧im‧i‧ty [uncountable]
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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