Definition of 'proxy'
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As investors bought up riskier assets they moved out of gold, weakening proxies for the metal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As investors bought up riskier assets they moved out of gold, weakening proxies for the metal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The deadline for proxy votes expired at the close of business yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He claimed that most of the investors who voted against the bonus used proxy voting agencies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This class of viewer was a good proxy for other classes. Television - policy and culture (1990)Syria has for too long been used as a proxy battlefield. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fiasco prompted the council to issue an alert on its website at lunchtime offering emergency proxy votes to residents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To secure some improvement in attendance, the right to vote by proxy was removed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The deadline for proxy votes closed last Monday. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Wednesday is the deadline for proxy votes and some hedge funds could convert their positions to take control of the votes today or tomorrow. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A good proxy for mortgage lending is the number of mortgage approvals for house purchase. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They deny conspiring to defraud the borough's returning officer by dishonestly causing and permitting applications for proxy votes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Since it is difficult to quantify such constraints explicitly, the budget limit may be used as a proxy. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The deal is expected to go through, but the appointment of a proxy agent suggested advisers are not counting their chickens. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Leg growth is sensitive to periods of poor nutrition, making it a good proxy for the quality of diet during childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Is US using enemy to fight a proxy war? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Since the main supply line into rebel areas was cut by regime proxy forces this month, the price of food and fuel has almost doubled. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Space races, in any case, have form as proxy contests between superpowers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The two lived in the same house, taught history, and fought a proxy war using their pets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Electricity production, used as a proxy for industrial activity, suggests a much weaker economy but is plagued with data problems. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our AGM is well attended but lots of shareholders who aren't local cast proxy votes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not cheap, but a good proxy for further US recovery over the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Though they are a good proxy for US economic growth, this suggests no urgent need to buy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Power generation, a commonly used proxy for manufacturing vigour, was flat last month and stockpiles of commodities such as coal are rising fast. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The research group has identified 28 boardroom proxy battles scheduled for this year, suggesting that the number of cases will continue to rise this year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Price differences are used as a proxy for differences in quality where, for reasons of data availability, prices are expressed as trade unit values. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)
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Translations for 'proxy'
British English: proxy NOUN
to do sth by proxy If you do something by proxy, you arrange for someone else to do it for you.
Those not attending the meeting may vote by proxy.
Definition of proxy from the Collins English Dictionary
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