- Proxy is a stand-in for someone else, the authority to stand-in for or represent someone else, or a document giving permission for someone else to vote on your behalf.
- An example of proxy is someone who is named to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to do so.
- An example of proxy is when you register to vote and have someone else actually cast your ballot.
- the agency or function of a deputy
- the authority to act for another
- a document empowering a person to act for another, as in voting at a stockholders' meeting
- a person empowered to act for another
Origin of proxyMiddle English prokecie, contr. ; from procuracie, the function of a procurator, ultimately ; from Classical Latin procuratio
- a. One appointed or authorized to act for another, especially a person appointed to vote as one wishes at a meeting.b. The authority to act for another.c. The written authorization to act in place of another.
- An entity or variable used to model or generate data assumed to resemble the data associated with another entity or variable that is typically more difficult to research.
Origin of proxyMiddle English proccy, contraction of earlier procracie, annual payment to a prelate, from Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin prōcūrātia, alteration of Latin prōcūrātiō, from prōcūrātus, past participle of prōcūrāre, to take care of; see procure.
(comparative more proxy, superlative most proxy)
- Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.
- a proxy indicator
- a proxy measurement
- An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
- The authority to act for another, especially when written.
- The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
- (sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another
- (software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
(third-person singular simple present proxies, present participle proxying, simple past and past participle proxied)
- To serve as a proxy for.
- (networking) To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.
- (gaming, slang) A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
proxy - Computer Definition
proxy - Investment & Finance Definition
A ballot that allows shareholders to cast their vote at an annual or special meeting without attending the actual meeting. Typically the proxy can be mailed or cast through an automated telephone voting service or on the Internet. Proxies also can be given to someone, who then votes on behalf of the shareholder. This right may be given to an attorney, to the corporation (which will vote the shares in line with its wishes), or to another person the shareholder authorizes.
proxy - Legal Definition
- One who receives the authority to speak for or act for another. A proxy is often allowed to vote in place of a corporation’s stockholder(s) at a periodic meeting.
- The authority itself.