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1. closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects;
- Example: "news of his proximate arrival"
- Example: "interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals"

2. very close in space or time;
- Example: "proximate words"
- Example: "proximate houses"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proximate \Prox"i*mate\, a. [L. proximatus, p. p. of proximare to come near, to approach, fr. proximus the nearest, nest, superl. of propior nearer, and prope, adv., near.] Nearest; next immediately preceding or following. "Proximate ancestors." --J. S. Harford. [1913 Webster] The proximate natural causes of it [the deluge]. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] Proximate analysis (Chem.), an analysis which determines the proximate principles of any substance, as contrasted with an ultimate analysis. Proximate cause. (a) A cause which immediately precedes and produces the effect, as distinguished from the remote, mediate, or predisposing cause. --I. Watts. (b) That which in ordinary natural sequence produces a specific result, no independent disturbing agencies intervening. Proximate principle (Physiol. Chem.), one of a class of bodies existing ready formed in animal and vegetable tissues, and separable by chemical analysis, as albumin, sugar, collagen, fat, etc. [1913 Webster] Syn: Nearest; next; closest; immediate; direct. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Analysis \A*nal"y*sis\, n.; pl. Analyses. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ? to loose. See Loose.] 1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent or original elements; an examination of the component parts of a subject, each separately, as the words which compose a sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) The separation of a compound substance, by chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how much of each element is present. The former is called qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis. [1913 Webster] 3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles. [1913 Webster] 4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations. [1913 Webster] 5. (a) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order. (b) A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis. [1913 Webster] 6. (Nat. Hist.) The process of ascertaining the name of a species, or its place in a system of classification, by means of an analytical table or key. [1913 Webster] Ultimate, Proximate, Qualitative, Quantitative, and Volumetric analysis. (Chem.) See under Ultimate, Proximate, Qualitative, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

proximate adj 1: closest in degree or order (space or time) especially in a chain of causes and effects; "news of his proximate arrival"; "interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals" [ant: ultimate] 2: very close in space or time; "proximate words"; "proximate houses"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "proximate": advancing, appendant, approaching, approximate, approximating, approximative, arm-in-arm, attracted to, burning, cheek-by-jowl, close, coming, comparable, consequent, drawn to, ensuing, following, forthcoming, hand-in-hand, homologous, hot, immediate, imminent, impending, intimate, like, near, near the mark, nearby, nearing, nearish, next, nigh, nighish, oncoming, posterior, postpositional, postpositive, propinque, proximal, relatable, rough, rude, sequacious, sequent, sequential, side-by-side, similar, subsequent, succeeding, successive, suffixed, to come, upcoming, vicinal, warm