Proximate vs Proximately - What's the difference?

proximate | proximately |


As an adjective proximate

is close or closest; adjacent.

As a noun proximate

is (linguistics) a grammatical marker in the algonquian (and some other) languages for a principal third person.

As an adverb proximately is

in a proximate manner, position, or degree; immediately.

proximate

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Close or closest; adjacent.
  • * J. S. Harford
  • proximate ancestors
  • * T. Burnet
  • the proximate natural causes of it [the deluge]
  • (legal) Immediately preceding or following in a chain of causation.
  • About to take place; impending.
  • Antonyms

    * ultimate

    Derived terms

    * proximate cause * proximately

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (linguistics) A grammatical marker in the Algonquian (and some other) languages for a principal third person
  • See also

    * obviative

    proximately

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a proximate manner, position, or degree; immediately.