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proximate

 [prok´sĭ-māt]
immediate; nearest.

prox·i·mate

(prok'si-māt),
Immediate; next; proximal.

proximate

/prox·i·mate/ (prok´sĭ-mit) immediate or nearest.

proximate

[prok′simit]
Etymology: L, proximus, nearest
the nearest to a point of origin or attachment.

prox·i·mate

(prok'si-măt)
Immediate; next; proximal.

proximate

immediate; nearest.

proximate analysis
a chemical method of assessing and expressing the nutritional value of a feed. It divides each feed into six categories and states the percentage of each that is present in the feed:
(1) water (or dry matter).
(2) total or crude protein (total nitrogen×6.25).
(3) fat (or ether extract).
(4) ash (minerals).
(5) crude fiber (incompletely digested carbohydrates).
(6) nitrogen-free extract (readily digestible carbohydrate).
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Eventually he realizes, "that it was not necessary, not at all necessary, that the figure should draw very near indeed, but that a moderate proximation would be more than sufficient" (Watt 227).
Orkin's model of proximation in the power network is founded upon the problematic of the self and the other, or singular author and the ideal reader, as critical categories.
15) Martin Orkin, Local Shakespeares: Proximations and Power (London: Routledge, 2005), 2.