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Proxy may refer to one who or that which acts on behalf of someone or something else, as in:

  • Proxy bomb, a bomb delivered by a person against their will
  • Proxy card, a substitute card used in trading card games when a player does not own the substituted card and also can occur when proxy cards are not tradable
  • Proxy fight, attempting to influence how company shareholders use their proxy votes
  • Proxy marriage, common amongst European monarchs, where one party is not present in person to their marriage to the other
  • Proxy murder, a murder which the murderer commits at the behest of another
  • Proxy voting, a vote cast on behalf of an absent person
  • Proxy war, a war where two powers use third parties as a substitute for fighting each other directly

Technical Terms:

  • Proxy (statistics), a measured variable used to infer the value of a variable of interest
  • Proxy (climate), a measured variable used to infer the value of a variable of interest in climate research
  • Proxy authentication connects one user through another, generally to authenticate through multiple tiers in a computer system.
  • Proxy pattern, a software design pattern in computer programming
  • Proxy server, a computer network service that allows clients to make indirect network connections to other network services

Proxy may also refer to:

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Contraction of Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Mediaeval Latin procuratia, from Latin procuratio.

Adjective

proxy (comparative more proxy, superlative most proxy)

Positive
proxy

Comparative
more proxy

Superlative
most proxy

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

Noun

Singular
proxy

Plural
proxies

proxy (plural proxies)

  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
Synonyms
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Verb

Infinitive
to proxy

Third person singular
proxies

Simple past
proxied

Past participle
proxied

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. (networking) 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
proxies

proxy (plural proxies)

  1. (gaming, slang) 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.
Synonyms

Italian

Noun

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proxy m. inv.

  1. (computing) proxy (interface program)







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