1The state of being close to someone or something; proximity: he kept his distance as though afraid propinquity might lead him into temptation
More example sentences
- He found himself disgusted with their close propinquity.
- Frequency of successful exchange between taxa will depend on propinquity, metabolic compatibility, adaptations to their abiotic environment, gene expression systems, and gene transfer mechanisms.
- Due to historical ties and geographic propinquity, until the middle of the 14th century, Galician and Portuguese were in fact the same language, known as ‘Galaico Portugues’.
late Middle English: from Old French propinquité, from Latin propinquitas, from propinquus 'near', from prope 'near to'.