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propinquity

美国发音:[proʊ'pɪŋkwəti]
英国发音:[prəʊ'pɪŋkwəti] [n]
(时间的)接近;迫切
(地点的)相近,邻近
(血统上的)近亲
(性质、性情等的)近似,类似
接近;近亲

Nearness; being related.
Your propinquity to people in power is your nearness to them; your knowing them quite well. Propinquity is also relationship. The propinquity between the ape and the humans is the closeness between the two and the relationship between the two. A person's propinquity to a king, is his nearness to the king; his close connections with the king.