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Near the body or the median line of the body.
(control systems)
Located close to the base or pedestal and away from the end effector of a robot.
Of a sedimentary deposit, composed of coarse clastics and formed near the source.
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in anatomy, a term that indicates the location of an organ or a part of an organ that is closer to the center of the body or to the sagittal plane of the body’s surface. Proximal is opposed to distal. For example, in man the shoulder is the proximal section of the arm, while the hand is the distal section.

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om-wa ninaa-wa nit-itap-a'pihk-ahtoo-hp-wa DEM-PROX man-PROX 1-RR.ALL-sell-TI-[DIR.sub.3]-PROX om-yi asoka'siM-yi DEM-INAN.SG jacket-INAN.SG 'I sold that jacket (INAN) to that man (PROX).' Other verbs only allow for the indexation of R, rather than T.
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Prox also advises businesses to investigate Employee Benefits Liability Insurance, which protects them from lawsuits arising from management of the benefits plan.
Building proximity (PROX) remained fairly constant in the 5-7m range until 1970, but increased significantly to 16m in the final period.
Specifically, that the slopes of all the regression lines in simple regression (or the slope of the hyperplanes in multiple regression) are equal with respect to the qualitative variable being tested (i.e., PROX).
A spokesman for the RAF said last night: "We're not privy to any details of the incidents until the air prox reports are published, so we cannot comment until then."
This is up to 6 times farther than many 30-mm diameter prox sensors.
Factor 1 proxes sense ferrous and non-ferrous metals at the same operating distance (up to 25 mm), eliminating the need for continuous prox re-adjustment when detecting targets made of differing metals.
Unlike inductive prox sensors which must always touch the object, these ultrasonic units can be backed-off a sensing range distance of 1" to 12" from the object being detected.
The system, called Prox Actuator, uses a threaded stainless steel actuator mounted in the traditional through-hole style, so that the extended end of a spring-loaded plunger comes into contact with the target.
In contrast to other sensing technologies, the all-material, ultrasonic, "Superprox Model SM300 Series" prox sensor requires no adjustments to compensate for different materials being detected, The tiny, threaded 12mm housing--52.6 mm long in the cable version--allows the new sensor to be embedded in a machine where larger, longer-range proximity sensors may not fit.