EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɒk.si/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒksi

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of Anglo-Norman procuracie, from Medieval Latin procuratia, from Latin prōcūrātiō, from Latin prōcūrō (I manage, administer) (English procure).

AdjectiveEdit

proxy (not comparable)

  1. Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.
    a proxy indicator
    a proxy measurement

NounEdit

proxy (plural proxies)

  1. An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
  2. The authority to act for another, especially when written.
  3. The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  4. (sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another
  5. (software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
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(software An interface for a service)
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Terms derived from proxy (noun)
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VerbEdit

proxy (third-person singular simple present proxies, present participle proxying, simple past and past participle proxied)

  1. To serve as a proxy for.
    • 1983, Alfred Blumstein, National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Sentencing Research, Research on Sentencing: The Search for Reform, page 143
      In many of the studies we reviewed, it is common practice to use an observed variable to proxy for a relevant variable that could not be observed.
  2. (networking) To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.

Etymology 2Edit

proximity + -y.

NounEdit

proxy (plural proxies)

  1. (video game slang) A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
    • 2001, "TripleRaid", Perfect Dark: Glitch FAQ [1]
      (Make sure you don't move!! Might trigger a proxy..!)
    • 2001, "CyricZ", Perfect Dark: FAQ/Walkthrough [2]
      the only means the Protectors have of delaying is by laying mines and Sentry Guns, and the Runners can only use the Magnums to blow up Proxies and Sentries.
    • 2002, "yc", Super Smash Bros.: Kirby [3]
      Usually, the only reason I play in Yoshi's Island is to have fun with the clouds - put proxies on them, taunt from them, whatever.
    • 2006, "eatyourmumshead", Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: Online Mode FAQ [4]
      You can also walk with your gun out, as this will limit your speed, allowing you do [sic] evade the proxies.
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ItalianEdit

 
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NounEdit

proxy m (invariable)

  1. (computing) proxy (interface program)

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English proxy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

proxy m (plural proxies)

  1. (software) proxy (software serving as an interface for a service)
  2. Clipping of servidor proxy.

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

proxy (definite accusative proxyi, plural proxyler)

  1. (computing) The proxy.

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