from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very near or next, as in space, time, or order. See Synonyms at close.
- adj. Approximate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Close or closest; adjacent.
- adj. Immediately preceding or following in a chain of causation.
- adj. About to take place; impending.
- n. A grammatical marker in the Algonquian (and some other) languages for a principal third person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Nearest; next immediately preceding or following.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Next; immediate; without the intervention of a third.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very close in space or time
- adj. closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects
It also leverages a neighbourhood network of service representatives to sign up and assist (new) customers, which in turn supports what we term proximate usage - where it's not necessary to know how to do everything yourself if there's someone nearby who can take care of it for you.
The children in proximate zoned schools, she insists, “are the same kids we have.”
What you describe as proximate causes is what I prefer to call predictable, verifiable observations.
˜p™; and a secondary sense in which it stands for a short term proximate propensity [dispositional] to say ˜p™.
If I’m pretty confident that neither I nor most of my friends are in proximate danger of getting shipped off to Iraq, is the war’s ballooning cost the only rational grounds for my opposition to it?
“What shall we do with him?” called the proximate lictor.
As near as I can figure, the Democrats were to use a legal term the proximate cause of the situation.
This position, which might be called proximate consequentialism, makes it much easier for agents and observers to justify moral judgments of acts because it obviates the need to predict non-proximate consequences in distant times and places.
Then it must be borne in mind that the cooperation may be described as proximate or remote in proportion to the closeness of relation between the action of the principal and that of his helper.
The first combinations of these in animals are into what are called proximate principles, as albumen, fibrin, urea, alantoin,