• (noun): A Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit.
    Synonyms: law of proximity
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on proximity:

Proximity Effect (audio) - Technical Explanation
... Proximity effect is a change in the frequency response of a microphone, having a directional pickup pattern, that produces an emphasis on lower frequencies ... Depending on the microphone design, proximity effect may result in a boost of up to 6 dB, depending on the size of the microphone's diaphragm and the distance of the source ... A ready (and common) example of proximity effect can be observed with cardioid dynamic vocal microphones (though it is not limited to this class of microphone ...
Sustainable City - Transportation - Emphasis On Proximity
... eco friendly urban planning, the concept of urban proximity is an essential element of current and future sustainable transportation systems ... Furthermore, close proximity of residents and major landmarks allows for the creation of efficient public transportation by eliminating long sprawled out routes and reducing commute time ...
Techniques Comprising Computational Lithography - Optical Proximity Correction (OPC)
... Optical proximity correction uses computational methods to counteract the effects of diffraction-related blurring and under-exposure by modifying on-mask geometries with means such as ...
Proximity Communication
... Proximity communication is a Sun microsystems technology of wireless chip-to-chip communications ... Proximity communication replaces wires by capacitive coupling, promises significant increase in communications speed between chips in an electronic system, among other benefits ... Comparing traditional area ball bonding, proximity communication has one order smaller scale, so it can be two order densier (in terms of connection number/PIN ...

More definitions of "proximity":

  • (noun): The region close around a person or thing.
  • (noun): The property of being close together.
    Synonyms: propinquity

Famous quotes containing the word proximity:

    Reckoned physiologically, everything ugly weakens and afflicts man. It recalls decay, danger, impotence; he actually suffers a loss of energy in its presence. The effect of the ugly can be measured with a dynamometer. Whenever man feels in any way depressed, he senses the proximity of something “ugly.” His feeling of power, his will to power, his courage, his pride—they decline with the ugly, they increase with the beautiful.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Our senses perceive no extreme. Too much sound deafens us; too much light dazzles us; too great distance or proximity hinders our view. Too great length and too great brevity of discourse tends to obscurity; too much truth is paralyzing.... In short, extremes are for us as though they were not, and we are not within their notice. They escape us, or we them.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)