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Definition of "proximity" []

  • The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness: "Swift's major writings have a proximity and a relevance that is splendidly invigorating” ( M.D. Aeschliman). See Usage Note at redundancy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proximity" in a sentence
  • "Assuming each person incurs a slight cost when an additional rider gets on a bus (inaccurate, as the cost is only truly incurred by those in proximity to the new rider) the average cost is still minimized by cramming people in as opposed to making some wait."
  • "Moreover, the evidence suggests that the products are likely to be shelved in proximity, making a consumer more likely to infer equivalence."
  • "This idea, the importance of proximity, is one of the first concepts that Steven Johnson introduces in "Where Good Ideas Come From.""