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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vicinity  \Vi*cin"i*ty\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  vicinitas  from  vicinus 
  neighboring,  near  from  vicus  a  row  of  houses,  a  village; 
  akin  to  Gr  ?  a  house,  Skr.  v??a  a  house,  vi?  to  enter  Goth. 
  weihs  town:  cf  OF  vicinit['e].  Cf  {Diocese},  {Economy}, 
  {Parish},  {Vicinage},  {Wick}  a  village.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  near  or  not  remote; 
  nearness;  propinquity;  proximity;  as  the  value  of  the 
  estate  was  increased  by  the  vicinity  of  two  country  seats. 
  A  vicinity  of  disposition  and  relative  tempers. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  2.  That  which  is  near  or  not  remote;  that  which  is  adjacent 
  to  anything  adjoining  space  or  country;  neighborhood. 
  ``The  vicinity  of  the  sun.''  --Bentley. 
  Syn:  Neighborhood;  vicinage.  See  {Neighborhood}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  surrounding  or  nearby  region;  "the  plane  crashed  in  the 
  vicinty  of  Asheville";  "it  is  a  rugged  locality";  "he 
  always  blames  someone  else  in  the  immediate  neighborhood" 
  [syn:  {locality},  {neighborhood},  {neighbourhood}] 

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