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Meaning of proximity by Wiktionary Dictionary



    proximity ( plural: proximities )

    1. closeness; the state of being near as in space, time, or relationship .
      The proximity of the heat source allowed it to be detected by the sensor .

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    Related terms

    • approximate
    • approximation
    • approximator
    • proximate

Explanation of proximity by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the property of being close together

    2. 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

    3. the region close around a person or thing

    Definition of proximity by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Proximity n. [L. proximitas: cf. F. proximité See Proximate, and cf. Propinquity, Approach.] The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance.

      If he plead proximity of blood

      That empty title is with ease withstood. Dryden.