mesioproximal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mesio (derivation from μεσος (mesos, half, middle, between)) + proximus, superlative form of prope (near, nigh).

Adjective[edit]

mesioproximal (comparative more mesioproximal, superlative most mesioproximal)

  1. (linguistics) In the description of languages with a four-way distinction for demonstratives, refers to a demonstrative which indicates something near the addressee.

Related terms[edit]

  • proximal (near the speaker)
  • distal (far off or out of sight)
  • mesiodistal (near neither the speaker nor the addressee but not far off)