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American English: /vəˈsɪnədi/
British English: /vɪˈsɪnɪti/

Translation of vicinity in Spanish:


uncountable [formal]
  • 1.1 (area) in the (immediate) vicinity of something
    en las inmediaciones or los alrededores de algo
    is there a public telephone in the vicinity?
    ¿hay algún teléfono público por aquí/por allí?
    there are few shops in this vicinity
    hay pocas tiendas en esta zona
    the hotel is situated in the vicinity of the airport
    el hotel está situado en las inmediaciones del aeropuerto
    in the vicinity of $100
    alrededor de los 100 dólares
    unos 100 dólares
    Example sentences
    • It was a point worth bearing in mind, and so was the way in which the local communities kept the high road cleared of snow in their vicinities.
    • The few hospitals still standing in the vicinities were destroyed, from the inside.
    • After 1660, vines were planted in Kursk, Tambov, and in the vicinities of Tula and Moscow.
    1.2 (proximity) See examples:vicinity (to something)

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