What does Proximity mean?

Definitions for Proximityprɒkˈsɪm ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proximity, propinquity(noun)

    the property of being close together

  2. proximity(noun)

    the region close around a person or thing

  3. proximity, law of proximity(noun)

    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


  1. proximity(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proximity(noun)

    the quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance

  2. Origin: [L. proximitas: cf. F. proximit See Proximate, and cf. Propinquity, Approach.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Proximity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Proximity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janet Davis:

    It was very moving, this physical proximity to these animals is powerful.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    I had more faith in the Europeans, given Libya's proximity, being invested in the follow-up.

  3. Michael Belchick:

    They sit in close proximity and pass ich from fish to fish, what we're seeing could be catastrophic.

  4. Christopher Tidey:

    If you have people living in very close proximity to each other…then diseases can spread much faster.

  5. James Bevan:

    The investigation team also experienced headaches and nausea when in close proximity to the projectile/agent.

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