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vi·cin·i·ty  (v-sn-t)
n. pl. vi·cin·i·ties
1. The state of being near in space or relationship; proximity: two restaurants in close vicinity.
2. A nearby, surrounding, or adjoining region; a neighborhood.
3. An approximate degree or amount: houses priced in the vicinity of $200,000.

[Latin vcnits, from vcnus, neighboring, from vcus, neighborhood; see weik-1 in Indo-European roots.]

vicinity  /vsnti/  n. -ties [U] the local area, places nearby: Our house is located in this vicinity; its three blocks away, in fact. vicinity

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