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"proxy" in British English

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proxynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈprɒk.si/  us   /ˈprɑːk-/
authority given to a ​person to ​act for someone ​else, such as by ​voting for them in an ​election, or the ​person who this ​authority is given to: a proxy ​vote My brother's ​voting for me by proxy in the ​clubelections. Can I ​nominate someone as a proxy to ​sign for me?
(Definition of proxy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proxy" in American English

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proxynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈprɑk·si/
authority given to someone to ​act for you, as by ​voting as ​yourrepresentative in an ​election, or the ​person to whom this ​authority is given
(Definition of proxy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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proxynoun

uk   us   /ˈprɒksi/
[C or U] a written ​document that ​officially gives someone the ​authority to do something for another ​person, for ​example by ​voting at a ​meeting for them: A ​creditor may give a proxy to any ​person of ​full age ​requiring him or her to ​vote for or against any ​specifiedresolution. proxy ​materials/​cards/​forms
[C or U] a ​person who you choose to do something ​officially for you, for ​example to ​vote at a ​meeting or in an ​election when you are not able to ​vote yourself: Your proxy does not necessarily have to ​sign the ​form himself or herself. Any ​patron with a ​registeredballotbook may ​participate in the minimum-bid ​auction in ​person Saturday, or via proxy. proxy ​votes/​voting
by proxy if you do something by proxy, you ​officiallyask someone else to do it for you: New ​rules have ​ended the ​practice of ​allowingmembers to ​vote by proxy.
[C] a ​situation, ​process, or ​activity to which another ​situation, etc. is compared, especially in ​order to ​calculate how ​successful or unsuccessful it is: a proxy for sth Wall Street typically uses ​volumegrowth as a proxy for the ​underlyinghealth of a ​business.
(Definition of proxy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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