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Definitions for propinquity
proʊˈpɪŋ kwɪ tipropin·quity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proximity, propinquity(noun)

    the property of being close together


  1. propinquity(Noun)

    Nearness or proximity.

  2. propinquity(Noun)

    Affiliation or similarity.

  3. Origin: From propinquité or propinquitas, from propinquus ‘neighbouring’ (from prope ‘near’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propinquity(noun)

    nearness in place; neighborhood; proximity

  2. Propinquity(noun)

    nearness in time

  3. Propinquity(noun)

    nearness of blood; kindred; affinity

  4. Origin: [L. propinquitas, from propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near.]


  1. Propinquity

    In social psychology, propinquity is one of the main factors leading to interpersonal attraction. It refers to the physical or psychological proximity between people. Propinquity can mean physical proximity, a kinship between people, or a similarity in nature between things. Two people living on the same floor of a building, for example, have a higher propinquity than those living on different floors, just as two people with similar political beliefs possess a higher propinquity than those whose beliefs strongly differ. Propinquity is also one of the factors, set out by Jeremy Bentham, used to measure the amount of pleasure in a method known as felicific calculus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Propinquity

    prō-ping′kwi-ti, n. nearness in time, place, or blood: proximity: neighbourhood.—v.i. Propinq′uate, to approach. [L. propinquitaspropinquus, near—prope, near.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propinquity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propinquity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of propinquity in a Sentence

  1. Quentin Crisp:

    The continued propinquity of another human being cramps the style after a time unless that person is somebody you think you love. Then the burden becomes intolerable at once.

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