Definition of Proximity

1. Noun. The property of being close together.

Exact synonyms: Propinquity
Generic synonyms: Closeness, Nearness
Derivative terms: Proximal

2. Noun. The region close around a person or thing.
Generic synonyms: Locality, Neck Of The Woods, Neighborhood, Neighbourhood, Vicinity
Specialized synonyms: Front, Presence

3. Noun. A Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit.

Definition of Proximity

1. n. The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance.

Definition of Proximity

1. Noun. closeness; the state of being near as in space, time, or relationship. ¹

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Definition of Proximity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proximity

proximal convoluted tubule
proximal phalange
proximal phalanges
proximate cause
proximate causes
proximity (current term)
proximity fuse
proximity fuses
proximity fuze
proximity fuzes
proximity mine
proximity mines
proxy fight
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proxy mine
proxy mines
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Literary usage of Proximity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"either of certainty or proximity: circumstances which, in estimating the value of a lot of pain or pleasure, must always be taken into the account*. ..."

2. Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, Freeman Hunt, Thomas Prentice Kettell, William Buck Dana (1855)
"DENSITY AND proximity OF POPULATION. By comparing the numbers of the population with the area of the soil, we determine the density or proximity of the ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Two altars are placed here in the closest possible proximity to the sarcophagus in which the body of St. Peter reposes. Admission to the crypts and to Holy ..."

4. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1833)
"On the Effects produced in the Rates of Chronometers by the proximity of Masses of Iron. By Peter Barlow, Esq. of the Royal Military Academy. ..."

5. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"The duke of Devonshire said he was, by proximity of blood, more concerned than any other in the reputation of the duke of Ormond: and, therefore, ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"»8 vessel tn proximity on ber larboard or starboard side. 2. It was the duty of the steamer to see the schooner as ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1884)
"The water is " hard," and the proximity of the ground water to the surface of the earth renders the habitations damp, may predispose to phthisis, ..."

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