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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒk.sɪ.mət/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑk.sə.mət/, /ˈpɹɑk.sɪ.mət/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɔk.sɪ.mət/
proximate (not comparable)
- Close or closest; adjacent.
- 1681, Thomas Burnet, “The Deluge and Dissolution of the Earth”, in The Theory of the Earth, 3rd edition, London: R. N[orton], translation of Telluris Theoria Sacra, published 1697, page 73:
- And writing a Theory of the Deluge here, as we do, we were to exhibit a Series of causes whereby it might be made intelligible, or to shew[sic] the proximate Natural Causes of it; […]
- 1857, John Scandrett Harford, The Life of Michael Angelo Buonarroti, 2nd edition, London: Longman & Roberts, published 1858, page 154:
- […] the basis of a reformed constitution was laid, by the appointment of a grand council, consisting of all such citizens as could prove that their proximate ancestors had shared in the offices or honours of the state.
- 2019 March 11, Nick Kotsopoulos, quoting John Kelly, “Worcester plan aims to stop owners from paving front lawns”, in Worcester Telegram:
- The proposed changes recognize that adequate off-street parking is an important, and often challenging, issue in many residential neighborhoods, and attempt to balance the need for off-street parking with appropriate limitations, especially in areas visible from the street or proximate to neighboring properties.
- (law) Immediately preceding or following in a chain of causation.
- About to take place; impending.
- (close): near, nigh; see also Thesaurus:near
- (about to take place): imminent, in the offing, pending; see also Thesaurus:impending
close or closest; adjacent
proximate (plural proximates)
- (linguistics) A grammatical marker that distinguishes a relatively salient referent in a given context from a relatively non-salient (obviative) one.
- “proximate”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “proximate”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.