Proximity

  • 1 proximity — proximity, propinquity are often used almost interchangeably to denote nearness. Proximity, however, commonly implies simple and often temporary nearness in space; it may be used with reference to either persons or things found in the same… …

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  • 2 Proximity — Prox*im i*ty, n. [L. proximitas: cf. F. proximit[ e] See {Proximate}, and cf. {Propinquity}, {Approach}.] The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Proximity — bzw. Wortabstand bezeichnet im Information Retrieval den Abstand, den zwei Wörter in einem Text haben. Funktionsweise Mithilfe von Proximity Operatoren (Wortabstandsoperatoren) kann bei einer Suchanfrage eingeschränkt werden, wie weit entfernt… …

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  • 4 Proximity — est un thriller américain réalisé par Scott Ziehl en 2001. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …

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  • 5 proximity — prox·im·i·ty /präk si mə tē/ n: the quality or state of being proximate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. proximity …

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  • 6 proximity — late 15c., from M.Fr. proximité nearness (14c.), from L. proximitatem (nom. proximitas) nearness, vicinity, from proximus nearest, superlative of prope near (see PROPINQUITY (Cf. propinquity)). Proximal is first recorded 1727 …

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  • 7 proximity — [n] nearness to something adjacency, appropinquity, closeness, concurrence, contiguity, contiguousness, immediacy, juxtaposition, propinquity, togetherness; concept 747 Ant. distance, remoteness …

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  • 8 proximity — ► NOUN ▪ nearness in space, time, or relationship …

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  • 9 proximity — [präk sim′ə tē] n. [MFr proximité < L proximitas < proximus: see PROXIMATE] the state or quality of being near; nearness in space, time, etc …

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  • 10 proximity — n. 1) close proximity 2) proximity to 3) in proximity to (in close proximity to the scene of the crime) * * * [prɒk sɪmɪtɪ] close proximity proximity to in proximity to (in close proximity to the scene of the crime) …

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  • 11 proximity — prox|im|i|ty [prɔkˈsımıti US pra:k ] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: proximitas, from proximus; PROXIMATE] formal nearness in distance or time proximity to ▪ We chose the house for its proximity to the school. proximity of ▪ the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 proximity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close ▪ geographic (esp. AmE), geographical, physical, spatial PREPOSITION ▪ in proximity …

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  • 13 proximity — prox|im|i|ty [ prak sıməti ] noun uncount FORMAL how near something is to another thing, especially in distance or time: proximity to: the town s proximity to the mountains in close proximity: All of my family live in close proximity …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 proximity — [[t]prɒksɪ̱mɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N to/of n, in N Proximity to a place or person is nearness to that place or person. [FORMAL] Part of the attraction is Darwin s proximity to Asia... He became aware of the proximity of the Afghans... Families… …

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  • 15 proximity — UK [prɒkˈsɪmətɪ] / US [prɑkˈsɪmətɪ] noun [uncountable] formal how near something is to another thing, especially in distance or time proximity to: the town s proximity to the mountains in close proximity: All of my family live in close proximity …

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  • 16 proximity — n. nearness in space, time, etc. (sat in close proximity to them). Phrases and idioms: proximity fuse an electronic device causing a projectile to explode when near its target. proximity of blood kinship. Etymology: ME f. F proximiteacute or L… …

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  • 17 proximity — noun (U) formal nearness in distance or time (+ to): Proximity to a good school is important. | in close proximity (=very near) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 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. Syn: closeness, nearness See Also: approxim …

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  • 19 proximity — [15] Latin proximus meant ‘nearest, next’ (it was the superlative form of an unrecorded *proqe ‘near’, a variant of prope, from which English gets approach and propinquity [14]). From it were formed the verb proximāre ‘come near’, ultimate source …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 proximity — noun the proximity to her parents home was a consideration Syn: closeness, nearness, propinquity; accessibility, handiness; archaic vicinity …

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