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Word Stuff: proximate


adjective
immediately preceding or following (as in a chain of events, causes, or effects),  very near : close ,soon forthcoming : imminent


"Proximate" derives from Latin "proximatus," itself the past participle of the verb "proximare," meaning "to approach." The noun "approximation" and both the noun and verb "approximate" derive from "proximare" (via the Late Latin verb "approximare"). "Proximare," in turn, comes from "proximus" ("nearest, next") and can be traced back to the adjective "prope," meaning "near." "Prope" is also an ancestor of the English verb "approach," as well as "proximity," "propinquity," and "reproach."