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vicinity

vi·cin·i·ty

vicinity

 
 
pronunciation:
v sI nih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: vicinities
definition 1: an area or district near or around a particular spot; somewhere nearby.
The court house is located in the vicinity of the town hall.Is there a police station in this vicinity?No one else was in the vicinity when the crime occurred.
synonyms:
neighborhood, precincts, purlieu, vicinage
similar words:
area, district, environs, outskirts, parts, periphery, region, surroundings
definition 2: the state of nearness; proximity.
Vicinity to her office was an important factor in deciding to take the apartment.
synonyms:
proximity
similar words:
closeness, nearness, propinquity
definition 3: a limited but undefined range around a specified point, degree, quantity, or the like.
The entire trip takes in the vicinity of three hours.
similar words:
area, neighborhood, range