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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.



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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A priori, the hypothesis here is that there is a negative impact on home prices when there is a proximate golf cart path.
For each transaction, publicly available mapping and satellite imaging applications allow determination of whether or not a property has a golf cart path proximate to the dwelling.
In that case, the insureds argued that Insurance Code section 530 and the efficient proximate cause doctrine prohibited carriers from invoking the "weather conditions" exclusion.
Accordingly, to the extent the weather conditions clause excludes the specific peril of rain inducing a landslide, there is no violation of section 530 or the efficient proximate cause doctrine.
A variant of proximate cause is when the harm suffered is a natural expectation of the underlying condition, and the wrongdoer's negligence simply deprived the victim of some chance of reducing that risk.
The controversy arises over what level of risk reduction or lost opportunity is necessary to constitute proximate causation.
A similar procedure was followed while taking flour samples for preparing blends to conduct proximate composition analysis and to prepare breads.
Since the previous-FDIs-home-country cultural difference is small, the MNE is likely to exploit a significant amount of its home-country-developed knowledge base and encounter few cultural challenges during the operation of FDIs proximate to the MNE's home country.
Court interpretation relies on demonstrably weak textual, intent, and purpose-based arguments to justify using proximate cause.
41) The court's holding defies traditional notions of proximate causation and the prevailing weight of authority.
conduct, it must be established that his conduct was a proximate cause
Third, he must find that the person's negligence or willful misconduct was the proximate cause of the LDD to government property--that is,