Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: proximate
IPA transcription: [pɹ'ɑksəmət]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: proximate
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • The proximate cause was one of especial singularity.
  • With great danger to himself, he had followed a line of reasoning to its proximate end; the resulting discovery he would use to his individual advantage. He did not accord to himself the godlike privilege of casting discord among the nations, and he did not care what peaceful zoo the lion, the bear, and the various species of eagle found as common refuge.