Propinquity

  • 1propinquity — late 14c., from O.Fr. propinquite (mid 13c.), from L. propinquitatem (nom. propinquitas) nearness, vicinity, from propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near (enlarged from PIE root *pro before; see PRO (Cf. pro )) + suffix inquus. Nothin …

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  • 2Propinquity — Pro*pin qui*ty, n. [L. propinquitas, from propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near.] [1913 Webster] 1. Nearness in place; neighborhood; proximity. [1913 Webster] 2. Nearness in time. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. Nearness of blood;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3propinquity — I (kinship) noun affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, association, bond, close association, cognation, common ancestry, connection, consanguinity, family connection, filiation, kindred, link, nearness of blood, nearness of relation,… …

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  • 4propinquity — *proximity Analogous words: closeness, nearness (see corresponding adjectives at CLOSE): relatedness or relationship, kindredness or kindred (see corresponding adjectives at RELATED) …

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  • 5propinquity — ► NOUN 1) nearness in time or space. 2) technical close kinship. ORIGIN Latin propinquitas, from propinquus near …

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  • 6propinquity — [prō piŋ′kwə tē, prōpin′kwə tē] n. [ME propinquite < MFr < L propinquitas < propinquus, near < prope, near] 1. nearness in time or place 2. nearness of relationship; kinship …

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  • 7Propinquity — The sense of the word propinquity as given here is a specialised one. For a more general definition of the word, see in the Wiktionary. In social psychology, propinquity (from Latin propinquitas , nearness) is one of the main factors leading to… …

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  • 8propinquity — noun /prəˈpɪŋkwɪti/ a) Nearness or proximity. Some experimental spirits could not resist the diversion of throwing Varick and his former wife together, and there were those who thought he found a zest in the propinquity. b) Affiliation or… …

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  • 9propinquity — n. (formal) propinquity to * * * [prə pɪŋkwɪtɪ] (formal) propinquity to …

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  • 10propinquity — noun Etymology: Middle English propinquite, from Latin propinquitat , propinquitas kinship, proximity, from propinquus near, akin, from prope near more at approach Date: 14th century 1. nearness of blood ; kinship 2. nearness in place or time ;… …

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  • 11propinquity — /proh ping kwi tee/, n. 1. nearness in place; proximity. 2. nearness of relation; kinship. 3. affinity of nature; similarity. 4. nearness in time. [1350 1400; ME propinquite < L propinquitas nearness, equiv. to propinqu(us) near (prop(e) near&#8230; …

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  • 12propinquity — Synonyms and related words: accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, ancestry, approach, approximation, assemblage, association, blood, blood relationship, bond, brotherhood, brothership, closeness, cognation …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13propinquity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nearness; vicinity, proximity; adjacency; relation; juxtaposition. Ant., distance. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Proximity] Syn. nearness, contiguity, concurrence; see proximity . 2. [Kinship] Syn.&#8230; …

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  • 14propinquity — pro|pin|qui|ty [prəˈpıŋkwıti] n [U + of/to] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: propinquitas, from propinquus near ] formal the fact of being near someone or something, or of being related to someone = ↑proximity …

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  • 15propinquity — pro|pin|qui|ty [ prou pıŋkwəti ] noun uncount VERY FORMAL the fact of being near to someone or something, or closely related to or very much like someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16propinquity — see PROXIMITY …

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  • 17propinquity —  Nearness or similarity …

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  • 18propinquity — pro·pin·qui·ty || prÉ™ pɪŋkwÉ™tɪ n. family relation; resemblance …

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  • 19propinquity — [prə pɪŋkwɪti] noun 1》 proximity. 2》 technical close kinship. Origin ME: from OFr. propinquité, from L. propinquitas, from propinquus near , from prope near to …

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  • 20propinquity — n. 1. Nearness, proximity, vicinity, neighborhood, contiguity, adjacence. 2. Kindred, affinity, nearness of blood, relationship, consanguinity, connection …

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