Friday, January 3, 2014

Today's #DailyDefinition brought to you by the word...propinquity via @DefinitionHouse



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propinquity

[proh-ping-kwi-tee]

noun
1. nearness in place; proximity.
2. nearness of relation; kinship.
3. affinity of nature; similarity.
4. nearness in time.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English propinquite < Latin propinquitās nearness, equivalent to propinqu ( us ) near ( prop ( e ) near (see pro-1 ) + -inquus adj. suffix) + -itās -ity


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