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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
advancing, appendant, approaching, approximate, approximating, approximative, arm-in-arm, attracted to, burning, cheek-by-jowl, close, coming, comparable, consequent, drawn to, ensuing, following, forthcoming, hand-in-hand, homologous, hot, immediate, imminent, impending, intimate, like, near, near the mark, nearby, nearing, nearish, next, nigh, nighish, oncoming, posterior, postpositional, postpositive, propinque, proximal, relatable, rough, rude, sequacious, sequent, sequential, side-by-side, similar, subsequent, succeeding, successive, suffixed, to come, upcoming, vicinal, warm
Dictionary Results for proximate:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
proximate
    adj 1: 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" [ant: ultimate]
    2: very close in space or time; "proximate words"; "proximate
       houses"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Proximate \Prox"i*mate\, a. [L. proximatus, p. p. of proximare
   to come near, to approach, fr. proximus the nearest, nest,
   superl. of propior nearer, and prope, adv., near.]
   Nearest; next immediately preceding or following. "Proximate
   ancestors." --J. S. Harford.
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         The proximate natural causes of it [the deluge]. --T.
                                                  Burnet.
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   Proximate analysis (Chem.), an analysis which determines
      the proximate principles of any substance, as contrasted
      with an ultimate analysis.

   Proximate cause.
   (a) A cause which immediately precedes and produces the
       effect, as distinguished from the remote, mediate, or
       predisposing cause. --I. Watts.
   (b) That which in ordinary natural sequence produces a
       specific result, no independent disturbing agencies
       intervening.

   Proximate principle (Physiol. Chem.), one of a class of
      bodies existing ready formed in animal and vegetable
      tissues, and separable by chemical analysis, as albumin,
      sugar, collagen, fat, etc.
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   Syn: Nearest; next; closest; immediate; direct.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Analysis \A*nal"y*sis\, n.; pl. Analyses. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to
   unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ?
   to loose. See Loose.]
   1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses
      or of the intellect, into its constituent or original
      elements; an examination of the component parts of a
      subject, each separately, as the words which compose a
      sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions
      which enter into an argument. It is opposed to
      synthesis.
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   2. (Chem.) The separation of a compound substance, by
      chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to
      ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how
      much of each element is present. The former is called
      qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis.
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   3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the
      resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
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   4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the
      conditions that are in them to equations.
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   5.
      (a) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a
          discourse, disposed in their natural order.
      (b) A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of
          a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with
          synopsis.
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   6. (Nat. Hist.) The process of ascertaining the name of a
      species, or its place in a system of classification, by
      means of an analytical table or key.
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   Ultimate, Proximate, Qualitative, Quantitative, and
   Volumetric analysis. (Chem.) See under Ultimate,
      Proximate, Qualitative, etc.
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