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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prox·i·mate /ˈprɑksəmət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 prox·i·mate /ˈprɑksəmət/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prox·i·mate a.  Nearest; next immediately preceding or following. Proximate ancestors.”
    The proximate natural causes of it [the deluge].   --T. Burnet.
 Proximate analysis Chem., an analysis which determines the proximate principles of any substance, as contrasted with an ultimate analysis.
 Proximate cause. (a) A cause which immediately precedes and produces the effect, as distinguished from the remote, mediate, or predisposing cause. --I. Watts. (b) That which in ordinary natural sequence produces a specific result, no independent disturbing agencies intervening.
 Proximate principle Physiol. Chem., one of a class of bodies existing ready formed in animal and vegetable tissues, and separable by chemical analysis, as albumin, sugar, collagen, fat, etc.
 Syn: -- Nearest; next; closest; immediate; direct.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a
             chain of causes and effects; "news of his proximate
             arrival"; "interest in proximate rather than ultimate
             goals" [ant: ultimate]
      2: very close in space or time; "proximate words"; "proximate