Meaning of “vicinity” in the English Dictionary

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"vicinity" in British English

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vicinitynoun [ S ]

uk /vɪˈsɪn.ə.ti/ us /vəˈsɪn.ə.t̬i/

C2 the area around a place or where the speaker is :

There are several hotels in the immediate vicinity of the station.
We could see that there were several open Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity.
Anyone who happened to be in the vicinity could have been injured or killed.

(Definition of “vicinity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vicinity" in American English

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vicinitynoun [ U ]

us /vɪˈsɪn·ɪ·t̬i/

the area immediately surrounding something:

There are many stores in the vicinity where she can shop.
An area of low pressure off the southeast coast will keep some rain showers in the vicinity of the coastline.

(Definition of “vicinity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)