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  1. nearnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    proximity, closeness

    Antonyms:
    distantness, remoteness

  2. nearnessnoun

    The state of being near.

    Synonyms:
    proximity, closeness

    Antonyms:
    distantness, remoteness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nearness

    In mathematics, approximation is not guesswork, not looseness, and not error. The process of approximation is as exact and correct at every point as that by which an absolute result is secured; the result only fails of exactness because of some inherent difficulty in the problem. The attempt to "square the circle" gives only an approximate result, because of the impossibility of expressing the circumference in terms of the radius. But the limits of error on either side are known, and the approximation has practical value. Outside of mathematics, the correct use of approximation (and the kindred words approximate and approximately) is to express as near an approach to accuracy and certainty as the conditions of human thought or action in any given case make possible. Resemblance and similarity may be but superficial and apparent; approximation is real. Approach is a relative term, indicating that one has come nearer than before, tho the distance may yet be considerable; an approximation brings one really near. Nearness, neighborhood, and propinquity are commonly used of place; approximation, of mathematical calculations and abstract reasoning; we speak of approach to the shore, nearness to the town, approximation to the truth.

    Synonyms:
    approach, approximation, contiguity, likeness, neighborhood, propinquity, resemblance, similarity

    Antonyms:
    difference, distance, error, remoteness, unlikeness, variation

    Preposition:
    The approximation of the vegetable to the animal type.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nearness, closenessnoun

    the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

    "the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"

    Synonyms:
    intimacy, tightness, niggardness, minginess, closeness, tightfistedness, parsimony, familiarity, stuffiness, secretiveness, parsimoniousness, niggardliness, meanness

    Antonyms:
    remoteness, farawayness, farness

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nearnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    closeness, proximity, propinquity, contiguity, adjacency, imminence, approximation, approxi-mateness intimacy, familiarity

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How to use nearness in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I as stedfastly believe.

  2. Woodrow Wilson:

    The way you let your hand rest in mine, my bewitching Sweetheart, fills me with happiness. It is the perfection of confiding love. Everything you do, the little unconscious things in particular, charms me and increases my sense of nearness to you, identification with you, till my heart is full to overflowing.

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