Definition of proximity in English:

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Pronunciation: /präkˈsimədē/


Nearness in space, time, or relationship: do not operate microphones in close proximity to television sets
More example sentences
  • Miss Bridges dismissed speculation that the close proximity of the rides had helped the fire to spread.
  • The nature of Oxford's collegiate system requires us to live together in very close proximity.
  • The close proximity of the road to our houses will also affect the foundations, he said.
closeness, nearness, propinquity;
accessibility, handiness
archaic vicinity


Late 15th century: from French proximité, from Latin proximitas, from proximus 'nearest'.

Words that rhyme with proximity

anonymity, dimity, equanimity, magnanimity, pseudonymity, pusillanimity, unanimity

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Syllabification: prox·im·i·ty

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