Proxy

Proxy may refer to something which acts on behalf of something else, as in:

* Proxy (statistics), a measured variable used to infer the value of a variable of interest
* Proxy (climate), a measured variable used to infer the value of a variable of interest in climate research
* Proxy bomb, a bomb delivered by a person against their will
* Proxy card, a substitute card used in trading card games when a player does not own the substituted card and also can occur when proxy cards are not tradable
* Proxy fight, attempting to influence how company shareholders use their proxy votes
* Proxy marriage, common amongst European monarchs, where one party is not present in person to their marriage to the other
* Proxy murder, a murder which the murderer commits at the behest of another
* Proxy pattern, a software design pattern in computer programming
* Proxy server, a computer network service that allows clients to make indirect network connections to other network services
* Proxy voting, a vote cast on behalf of an absent person
* Proxy war, a war where two powers use third parties as a substitute for fighting each other directly

Proxy may also refer to:

* Proxy, a mysterious humanoid lifeform in the anime "Ergo Proxy"
* "The Proxy", a song by RJD2 on his 2003 album "Deadringer"
* Proxy statement, an announcement of and an invitation to a U.S. stockholders' meeting

ee also

* Munchausen syndrome by proxy
* Proxi, a proprietary freeware computer application for Mac OS X by Griffin Technology


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  • proxy — / präk sē/ n pl prox·ies [Middle English procucie, contraction of procuracie, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin procuratia, alteration of Latin procuratio appointment of another as one s agent] 1: the act or practice of a person serving as… …   Law dictionary

  • Proxy — (en. proxy ‚Stellvertreter‘) steht für: Proxy (Rechnernetz), ein Vermittler in Computernetzwerken Stellvertreter (Entwurfsmuster), ein Entwurfsmuster aus dem Bereich der Softwareentwicklung Proxy (Klimaforschung), indirekter Anzeiger des Klimas… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Proxy — Prox y, n.; pl. {Proxies}. [Contr. from procuracy. Cf. {Proctor}.] 1. The agency for another who acts through the agent; authority to act for another, esp. to vote in a legislative or corporate capacity. [1913 Webster] I have no man s proxy: I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proxy — Prox y, v. i. To act or vote by proxy; to do anything by the agency of another. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proxy — Proxy: Прокси сервер Proxy (шаблон проектирования) …   Википедия

  • proxy — Under the Bankruptcy and insolvency Act a written statement can be made whereby a creditor appoints another person to act on his behalf in a creditors meeting and any other matters pertaining to that bankruptcy. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • proxy — mid 15c., prokecye, agency of one who acts instead of another, contraction of Anglo Fr. procuracie, from M.L. procuratia administration, from L. procuratio care, management, from procurare manage (see PROCURE (Cf. procure)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proxy — deputy, attorney, *agent, factor …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proxy — [n] agent alternate, ambassador, assignee, attorney, backup, broker, delegate, deputy, emissary, envoy, executor, intermediary, lawyer, mediary, negotiator, representative, stand in, substitute, surrogate; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

  • proxy — ► NOUN (pl. proxies) 1) the authority to represent someone else, especially in voting. 2) a person authorized to act on behalf of another. 3) a figure used to represent the value of something in a calculation. ORIGIN contraction of PROCURACY(Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

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