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PROXIMITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proximity mean? 

PROXIMITY (noun)
  The noun PROXIMITY has 3 senses:

1. the property of being close together
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

  Familiarity information: PROXIMITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROXIMITY (noun)


Sense 1proximity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being close together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

propinquity; proximity

Hypernyms ("proximity" is a kind of...):

closeness; nearness (the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance)


Sense 2proximity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The region close around a person or thing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("proximity" is a kind of...):

locality; neck of the woods; neighborhood; neighbourhood; vicinity (a surrounding or nearby region)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "proximity"):

front; presence (the immediate proximity of someone or something)


Sense 3proximity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

law of proximity; proximity

Hypernyms ("proximity" is a kind of...):

Gestalt law of organization; Gestalt principle of organization (a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization)


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