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closeness

noun [U] uk   /ˈkləʊs.nəs/ us    /ˈkloʊs-/

closeness noun [U] (NEAR)

C1 being close in position or time

closeness noun [U] (RELATIONSHIP)

C1 the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together: A special closeness is supposed to exist between twins.

closeness noun [U] (LACKING AIR)

the quality of weather or air conditions in which it is difficult to breathe and is uncomfortably warm
Translations of “closeness”
in Chinese (Traditional) 接近, (時間或位置上的)接近,鄰近…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接近, (时间或空间上)接近…
(Definition of closeness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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