Proxy meaning

prŏksē
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A person empowered to act for another.
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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.

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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.
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(computers) A server that processes requests and forwards information between a client and another server.
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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.
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To function as an agent who works on behalf of someone else or to perform a process that acts on behalf of another. See proxy server and ghost blog.
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The authority to act for another.
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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.
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(software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
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The agency or function of a deputy.
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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.
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The authority itself.
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In telecommunications, a device or program empowered to act for another. See also proxy firewall and proxy server.
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Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.

A proxy indicator.

A proxy measurement.

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An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
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The authority to act for another, especially when written.
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(sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another.
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(networking) To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.
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(gaming, slang) A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
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The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.

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To serve as a proxy for.
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A document empowering a person to act for another, as in voting at a stockholders' meeting.
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Origin of proxy

  • Middle 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 procure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary