propinquity


propinquity
I (kinship) noun affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, association, bond, close association, cognation, common ancestry, connection, consanguinity, family connection, filiation, kindred, link, nearness of blood, nearness of relation, relationship, tie II (proximity) noun adjacency, apposition, closeness, contiguity, juxtaposition, nearness, vicinage III (similarity) noun accord, affinity, affinity of nature, alikeness, comparison, compatibility, concert, concord, congeniality, correspondence, equivalence, harmony, homogeneity, likeness, parallelism, proximity, resemblance, semblance, similitude, synonymity, unity IV index blood, connection (relation), corollary, kinship, relation (connection), vicinity

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  • propinquity — late 14c., from O.Fr. propinquite (mid 13c.), from L. propinquitatem (nom. propinquitas) nearness, vicinity, from propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near (enlarged from PIE root *pro before; see PRO (Cf. pro )) + suffix inquus. Nothin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Propinquity — Pro*pin qui*ty, n. [L. propinquitas, from propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near.] [1913 Webster] 1. Nearness in place; neighborhood; proximity. [1913 Webster] 2. Nearness in time. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. Nearness of blood;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • propinquity — *proximity Analogous words: closeness, nearness (see corresponding adjectives at CLOSE): relatedness or relationship, kindredness or kindred (see corresponding adjectives at RELATED) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • propinquity — ► NOUN 1) nearness in time or space. 2) technical close kinship. ORIGIN Latin propinquitas, from propinquus near …   English terms dictionary

  • propinquity — [prō piŋ′kwə tē, prōpin′kwə tē] n. [ME propinquite < MFr < L propinquitas < propinquus, near < prope, near] 1. nearness in time or place 2. nearness of relationship; kinship …   English World dictionary

  • Propinquity — The sense of the word propinquity as given here is a specialised one. For a more general definition of the word, see in the Wiktionary. In social psychology, propinquity (from Latin propinquitas , nearness) is one of the main factors leading to… …   Wikipedia

  • propinquity — noun /prəˈpɪŋkwɪti/ a) Nearness or proximity. Some experimental spirits could not resist the diversion of throwing Varick and his former wife together, and there were those who thought he found a zest in the propinquity. b) Affiliation or… …   Wiktionary

  • propinquity — n. (formal) propinquity to * * * [prə pɪŋkwɪtɪ] (formal) propinquity to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • propinquity — noun Etymology: Middle English propinquite, from Latin propinquitat , propinquitas kinship, proximity, from propinquus near, akin, from prope near more at approach Date: 14th century 1. nearness of blood ; kinship 2. nearness in place or time ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • propinquity — /proh ping kwi tee/, n. 1. nearness in place; proximity. 2. nearness of relation; kinship. 3. affinity of nature; similarity. 4. nearness in time. [1350 1400; ME propinquite < L propinquitas nearness, equiv. to propinqu(us) near (prop(e) near… …   Universalium


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