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1. Direct or immediate: "The stock market crash in October, 1929 ... is often regarded as ... the major proximate cause of the Great Depression" (Milton Friedman)."The proximate cause of America's deficits is that Washington has dramatically cut the taxes of America's rich" (Eamonn Fingleton).
2. Very near or next, as in space, time, or order. See Synonyms at close.
[Latin proximātus, past participle of proximāre, to come near, from proximus, nearest; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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1. next or nearest in space or time
2. very near; close
3. immediately preceding or following in a series
4. a less common word for approximate
[C16: from Late Latin proximāre to draw near, from Latin proximus next, from prope near]
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prox•i•mate(ˈprɒk sə mɪt)
1. next; nearest; immediately before or after in order, place, occurrence, etc.
2. close; very near.
3. forthcoming; imminent.
4. approximate; fairly accurate.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin proximātus, past participle of proximāre to near, approach. See proximal, -ate1]
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|Adj.||1.||proximate - 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"|
ultimate - furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; "the ultimate achievement"; "the ultimate question"; "man's ultimate destiny"; "the ultimate insult"; "one's ultimate goal in life"
|2.||proximate - very close in space or time; "proximate words"; "proximate houses"|
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
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1. Not far from another in space, time, or relation:
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(= next) → nächste(r, s), folgende(r, s), sich unmittelbar anschließend, unmittelbar; proximate cause → unmittelbare Ursache
(= close, very near) → nahe liegend
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