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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Situated nearest to point of attachment or origin.

Usage examples (34)
  • The proximal end of a bone
  • Consumers are constantly balancing what Farley terms their "proximal" and their "distal" concerns.
  • Nor are couples in LDRs any more likely to cheat on each other than are "proximal" couples, although the LDR mates do tend to worry more about the risk of an affair,...
  • But these are the proximal causes, not the root causes. for more
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