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proximity (n.)

"nearness in place, time, or relation," late 15c., proxymyte [Caxton], from French proximité "nearness" (14c.), from Latin proximitatem (nominative proximitas) "nearness, vicinity," from proximus "nearest, next; most direct; adjoining," figuratively "latest, most recent; next, following; most faithful," superlative of prope "near" (see propinquity).

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Definitions of proximity from WordNet

proximity (n.)
the property of being close together;
Synonyms: propinquity
proximity (n.)
the region close around a person or thing;
proximity (n.)
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;
Synonyms: law of proximity
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