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Meaning of “near” - Learner’s Dictionary

near

adjective     /nɪər/
B1 not far away in distance or time: The school's very near. The nearest garage is 10 miles away. The baby's due date was getting nearer.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen
in the near future
B2 at a time that is not far away: Space travel may become very common in the near future. →  See also a near miss In the future and soon
(Definition of near adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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