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proximate

[prok-suh-mit] /ˈprɒk sə mɪt/
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
1590-1600; < Late Latin proximātus, past participle of proximāre to near, approach. See proximal, -ate1
Related forms
proximately, adverb
proximateness, noun
proximation
[prok-suh-mey-shuh n] /ˌprɒk səˈmeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proximation

proximate

/ˈprɒksɪmɪt/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
proximately, adverb
proximateness, noun
proximation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin proximāre to draw near, from Latin proximus next, from prope near
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Word Origin and History for proximation

proximate

adj.

"neighboring," 1590s (implied in proximately), from Late Latin proximatus, past participle of proximare "to draw near," from proximus "nearest, next" (see proximity).

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proximation in Medicine

proximate prox·i·mate (prŏk'sə-mĭt)
adj.
Closely related in space, time, or order; very near; proximal.

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