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Etymology 1

Contraction of Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Mediaeval Latin procuratia, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] procuratio.

Adjective

proxy (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
proxy

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.
    a proxy indicator
    a proxy measurement

Noun

Singular
proxy

Plural
prox

proxy (prox)
  1. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
  2. The authority to act for another, especially when written.
  3. (software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
  4. (sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another
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Verb

Infinitive
to proxy

Third person singular
proxies

Simple past
proxied

Past participle
-

Present participle
proxying

to proxy (third-person singular simple present proxies, present participle proxying, simple past and past participle proxied)
  1. To serve as a proxy for.
    • 1983, Alfred Blumstein, National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Sentencing Research, Research on Sentencing: The Search for Reform, page 143
      In many of the studies we reviewed, it is common practice to use an observed variable to proxy for a relevant variable that could not be observed.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to an other server for service.

Etymology 2

proximity + -y

Noun

Singular
proxy

Plural
prox

proxy (prox)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
    • 2001: "TripleRaid", Perfect Dark: Glitch FAQ [1]
      (Make sure you don't move!! Might trigger a proxy..!)
    • 2001: "CyricZ", Perfect Dark: FAQ/Walkthrough [2]
      the only means the Protectors have of delaying is by laying mines and Sentry Guns, and the Runners can only use the Magnums to blow up Proxies and Sentries.
    • 2002: "yc", Super Smash Bros.: Kirby [3]
      Usually, the only reason I play in Yoshi's Island is to have fun with the clouds - put proxies on them, taunt from them, whatever.
    • 2006: "eatyourmumshead", Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: Online Mode FAQ [4]
      You can also walk with your gun out, as this will limit your speed, allowing you do [sic] evade the proxies.
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