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1. Experienced or felt by empathy with or imaginary participation in the life of another person: read about mountain climbing and experienced vicarious thrills.
2. Endured or done by one person substituting for another: vicarious punishment.
3. Committed or entrusted to another, as powers or authority; delegated.
4. Physiology Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function.
[From Latin vicārius; see vicar.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. obtained or undergone at second hand through sympathetic participation in another's experiences
2. suffered, undergone, or done as the substitute for another: vicarious punishment.
3. delegated: vicarious authority.
4. taking the place of another
5. (Pathology) pathol (of menstrual bleeding) occurring at an abnormal site. See endometriosis
[C17: from Latin vicārius substituted, from vicis interchange; see vice3, vicissitude]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
vi•car•i•ous(vaɪˈkɛər i əs, vɪ-)
1. performed, received, or suffered in place of another.
2. taking the place of another person or thing.
3. felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others: a vicarious thrill.
4. Physiol. noting or pertaining to a situation in which one organ performs part of the functions normally performed by another.
[1630–40; < Latin vicārius derivative of vic(is) alternation (see vice3)]
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|Adj.||1.||vicarious - experienced at secondhand; "read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"|
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
|2.||vicarious - occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; "vicarious menstruation"|
|3.||vicarious - suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; "vicarious atonement"|
exchangeable - suitable to be exchanged
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adjective indirect, substitute, surrogate, by proxy, empathetic, at one remove people who use television as a vicarious form of social life
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
vicarious[vɪˈkɛərɪəs] ADJ (= indirect) → indirecto; [substitute] → por referencias
to get vicarious pleasure out of sth → disfrutar indirectamente de algo
I got a vicarious thrill → me emocioné mucho sin tener nada que ver con lo que pasaba
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
vicarious[vɪˈkɛəriəs vaɪˈkɛəriəs] adj [pleasure, experience] → par procuration
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
pleasure, enjoyment → indirekt, mittelbar, nachempfunden; experience → ersatzweise; vicarious sexual thrill → Ersatzbefriedigung f; he can’t walk himself but he gets enormous vicarious pleasure from watching athletics → er kann nicht gehen, aber das Zuschauen bei sportlichen Wettkämpfen vermittelt ihm einen großen Genuss; to get a vicarious thrill from or out of something → sich an etw (dat) → aufgeilen (sl); to get vicarious satisfaction (from something) → (bei etw) eine Ersatzbefriedigung empfinden
authority, suffering → stellvertretend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
vicarious[vɪˈkɛərɪəs] adj to get vicarious pleasure out of sth → trarre piacere indirettamente da qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. vicario-a, que asume el lugar de otro.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012