Proxy vs Proxyless - What's the difference?

proxy | proxyless |

As adjectives the difference between proxy and proxyless

is that proxy is used as a proxy or acting as a proxy while proxyless is (computing|rare) without the use of a proxy.

As a noun proxy

is an agent or substitute authorized to act for another person or proxy can be (gaming|slang) a proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.

As a verb proxy

is to serve as a proxy for.

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(wikipedia proxy)

Etymology 1

Contraction of (etyl) procuracie'', from ''procuratia'', from (etyl) ''procuratio .


(en adjective)
  • Used as a proxy or acting as a proxy.
  • a proxy indicator
    a proxy measurement


  • An agent or substitute authorized to act for another person.
  • * Blackstone
  • Every peer may make another lord of parliament his proxy , to vote for him in his absence.
  • The authority to act for another, especially when written.
  • * Burke
  • I have no man's proxy : I speak only for myself.
  • The written appointment of a proctor in suits in the ecclesiastical courts.
  • (Burrill)
  • (sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another
  • (software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
  • Synonyms
    * deputy * substitute * representative * See also
    Derived terms
    * proxy abuse * proxy battle * proxy bullying * proxy card * proxy fight * proxy marriage * proxy murder * proxy pattern * proxy server * proxy voting * proxy war * caching proxy * complexity-hiding proxy * copy-on-write proxy * dynamic proxy * firewall proxy * forward proxy * protection proxy * remote proxy * reverse proxy * smart-reference proxy * surrogate proxy * synchronisation proxy * virtual proxy


  • To serve as a proxy for.
  • * 1983 , Alfred Blumstein, National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Sentencing Research, Research on Sentencing: The Search for Reform , page 143
  • In many of the studies we reviewed, it is common practice to use an observed variable to proxy for a relevant variable that could not be observed.
  • (networking) To function as a server for a client device, but pass on the requests to another server for service.
  • Etymology 2

    prox'imity + ' -y


  • (gaming, slang) A proximity mine; a mine that explodes when something approaches within a certain distance.
  • * 2001 , "TripleRaid", Perfect Dark: Glitch FAQ []
  • (Make sure you don't move!! Might trigger a proxy ..!)
  • * 2001 , "CyricZ", Perfect Dark: FAQ/Walkthrough []
  • the only means the Protectors have of delaying is by laying mines and Sentry Guns, and the Runners can only use the Magnums to blow up Proxies and Sentries.
  • * 2002 , "yc", Super Smash Bros.: Kirby []
  • Usually, the only reason I play in Yoshi's Island is to have fun with the clouds - put proxies on them, taunt from them, whatever.
  • * 2006 , "eatyourmumshead", Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: Online Mode FAQ []
  • You can also walk with your gun out, as this will limit your speed, allowing you do [sic] evade the proxies .
    * proxy mine English words suffixed with -y ----




  • (computing, rare) Without the use of a proxy.