the number of people living in the immediate vicinity was small
Proximity in space or relationship
the abundance and vicinity of country seats
a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"; "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"
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proximity, or the state of being near; neighbourhood, or the nearby region; approximate size or amount
the area or region near or about a place; surrounding district; neighborhood: There are no stores in the vicinity of our house.
Contactless technology operating at a distance of approximately 50 cm. See Proximity, Reading Distance.