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.
A proxy indicator.
A proxy measurement.
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
- proximity + -y