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Noun: proximity  prók'si-mi-tee
  1. The property of being close together
    "the sudden proximity of the dock sent him into action";
    - propinquity, nearness, closeness
  2. The region close around a person or thing
  3. A Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit
    - law of proximity

Derived forms: proximities

Type of: backyard, distance, Gestalt law of organisation [Brit], Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organisation [Brit], Gestalt principle of organization, locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood [US], neighbourhood [Brit, Cdn], vicinage [N. Amer], vicinity

Encyclopedia: Proximity