Definition of proximity in English:


Line breaks: prox¦im|ity
Pronunciation: /prɒkˈsɪmɪti


[mass noun]
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.


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

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