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Word of the Day
Sunday, July 17, 2005

Definitions for propinquity

  1. Nearness in place; proximity.
  2. Nearness in time.
  3. Nearness of relation; kinship.

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Citations for propinquity
Following the race he took umbrage at Stewart's rough driving so early in the day, and the propinquity of the two drivers' haulers allowed the Kid to express his displeasure up close and personal. Mark Bechtel, Sports Illustrated
Technologically it is the top service among the women's fighting forces, and it also has the appeal of propinquity to gallant young airmen. , Time Europe
Origin of propinquity
Propinquity derives from Latin propinquitas, from propinquus, near, neighboring, from prope, near.