proximateness

proximate

[prok-suh-mit]
adjective
1.
next; nearest; immediately before or after in order, place, occurrence, etc.
2.
close; very near.
3.
approximate; fairly accurate.
4.
forthcoming; imminent.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Late Latin proximātus, past participle of proximāre to near, approach. See proximal, -ate1

proximately, adverb
proximateness, noun
proximation [prok-suh-mey-shuhn] , noun
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proximate or proximal (ˈprɒksɪmɪt)
 
adj
1.  next or nearest in space or time
2.  very near; close
3.  immediately preceding or following in a series
4.  a less common word for approximate
 
[C16: from Late Latin proximāre to draw near, from Latin proximus next, from prope near]
 
proximal or proximal
 
adj
 
[C16: from Late Latin proximāre to draw near, from Latin proximus next, from prope near]
 
'proximately or proximal
 
adv
 
'proximateness or proximal
 
n
 
proxi'mation or proximal
 
n

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proximate
"neighboring," 1597 (implied in proximately), from L.L. proximatus, pp. of proximare "to draw near," from proximus (see proximity).
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proximate prox·i·mate (prŏk'sə-mĭt)
adj.
Closely related in space, time, or order; very near; proximal.

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