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The word ‘vicinity’ can be used in both a literal and figurative sense. Literally, it relates to the neighbourhood near or surrounding a particular place. Figuratively, it is used to express the quality or state of being near to something in terms of relationship or amount.
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I like the house, but the lack of shops and other essential amenities in the vicinity puts me off buying it.
The new contract the CEO has been offered is said to be in the vicinity of 2-2.5 million dollars a year after tax.
The explosion was so vast that it instantaneously wiped out everything in the immediate vicinity.