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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