neighbourhood

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neighbour +‎ -hood

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neighbourhood (plural neighbourhoods)

  1. Close proximity, particularly in reference to home
    He lives in my neighbourhood.
  2. and, by extension, its inhabitants
    The fire alarmed all the neighbourhood.
  3. a division of a municipality or region, formally or informally divided
  4. (archaic) The quality or condition of being a neighbour; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
    • 1667: John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 399-402
      Nor content with such / Audacious neighbourhood, the wisest heart / Of Solomon he led by fraud to build / His Temple right against the Temple of God.
    • 1835: Lord Lytton, Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes
      Then the prison and the palace were in awful neighbourhood.
  5. (topology) The infinitesimal open set of all points that may be reached directly from a given point
  6. (graph theory) The set of all the vertices adjacent to a given vertex
  7. (obsolete) The disposition becoming a neighbour; neighbourly kindness or good will.

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