[ proh-ping-kwi-tee ]


  1. the state of being close to someone or something; proximity
  2. close kinship

Examples of propinquity in a sentence:

  • The recently promoted manager’s propinquity to the president of the company made his quick promotion seem a little suspicious.
  • The dining hall’s propinquity to the dorms makes it a perfect place to live for the incoming college students.