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  1. proximate

    • IPA[ˈprɒksɪmət]

    英式

    • adj.
      (especially of the cause of something) closest in relationship; immediate;closest in space or time
    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. (especially of the cause of something) closest in relationship; immediate the fact that a storm may show up the poor condition of a flat roof does not signify that storm was the proximate cause of damage to it
    • closest in space or time the failure of the proximate military power to lend assistance
    • 2. nearly accurate; approximate he would try to change her speech into proximate ladylikeness
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    • IPA[ˈpräksəmət]

    美式

    • adj.
      (especially of the cause of something) closest in relationship; immediate: that storm was the proximate cause of damage to it

    Oxford American Dictionary