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n. pl. prox·ies
a. One appointed or authorized to act for another, especially a person appointed to vote as one wishes at a meeting.
b. The authority to act for another.
c. The written authorization to act in place of another.
2. 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.
3. Computers A server that processes requests and forwards information between a client and another server.
[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; see procure.]
n, pl proxies
1. (Law) a person authorized to act on behalf of someone else; agent: to vote by proxy.
2. (Law) the authority, esp in the form of a document, given to a person to act on behalf of someone else
3. (Computer Science) computing short for proxy server
[C15: prokesye, contraction of procuracy, from Latin prōcūrātiō procuration; see procure]
n., pl. prox•ies.
1. the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another.
2. the person so authorized; substitute; agent.
3. a written authorization empowering another person to vote or act for the signer, as at a meeting of stockholders.
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|Noun||1.||proxy - a person authorized to act for another|
agent - a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
|2.||proxy - a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting|
power of attorney - a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent