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 for Vicinity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vicinity \Vi*cin"i*ty\ (v[i^]*s[i^]n"[i^]*t[y^]; 277), n. [L.
     vicinitas, from vicinus neighboring, near, from vicus a row
     of houses, a village; akin to Gr. o'i^kos a house, Skr.
     v[=e][,c]a a house, vi[,c] to enter, Goth. weihs town: cf.
     OF. vicinit['e]. Cf. Diocese, Economy, Parish,
     Vicinage, Wick a village.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
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              A vicinity of disposition and relative tempers.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     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.
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     Syn: Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vicinity
      n 1: 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" [syn: vicinity, locality, neighborhood,
           neighbourhood, neck of the woods]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "vicinity":
     airspace, alentours, ambience, ambit, approach, approximation,
     area, belt, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies,
     circumjacencies, circumstances, closeness, compass, confines,
     context, continental shelf, convergence, corridor, country,
     department, district, division, entourage,
     environing circumstances, environment, environs, extent,
     foreground, gestalt, ground, habitat, heartland, hinterland,
     immediacy, immediate foreground, land, locale, locality, magnitude,
     matter, milieu, nearness, neighborhood, nighness, offshore rights,
     outposts, outskirts, part, parts, perimeter, periphery, place,
     precinct, precincts, premises, propinquity, proximity, purlieus,
     quarter, range, region, salient, section, situation, soil, space,
     suburbs, surroundings, terrain, territory, three-mile limit,
     total environment, tune, twelve-mile limit, vicinage, zone
  
  

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