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Definition of "proximate" [prox•i•mate]

  • Very near or next, as in space, time, or order. See Synonyms at close. (adjective)
  • Approximate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proximate" in a sentence
  • "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."