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- proper n. A series of novels by Arthur Conan Doyle about a male consulting detective with astute logical reasoning and professional forensic skills, and related media based on the books, such as movies.
- proper n. The fictional detective who is the protagonist of the series.
- proper n. By extension, any person who has or is considered to have great powers of observation and deduction.
From Sherlock and Holmes. (Wiktionary)