Ask Difference

Distant vs. Proximate — What's the Difference?

Distant vs. Proximate — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Distant and Proximate

ADVERTISEMENT

Compare with Definitions

Distant

Far away in space or time
Distant parts of the world
I remember that distant afternoon
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

Proximates are used in the analysis of biological materials as a decomposition of a human-consumable good into its major constituents. They are a good approximation of the contents of packaged comestible goods and serve as a cost-effective and easy verification of nutritional panels.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

(of a person) not intimate; cool or reserved
She and my father were distant with each other
His children found him strangely distant
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

(especially of the cause of something) closest in relationship; immediate
The fact that a storm may show up the poor condition of a flat roof does not signify that storm was the proximate cause of damage to it
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Separate or apart in space.
Mar 20, 2022
ADVERTISEMENT

Proximate

Nearly accurate; approximate
He would try to change her speech into proximate ladylikeness
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far removed; remote
Distant lands.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

Direct or immediate
"The stock market crash in October, 1929 ... is often regarded as ... the major proximate cause of the Great Depression" (Milton Friedman). "The proximate cause of America's deficits is that Washington has dramatically cut the taxes of America's rich" (Eamonn Fingleton).
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Coming from or going to a distance
A distant sound.
A distant telephone call.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

Very near or next, as in space, time, or order.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far removed or apart in time
The distant past.
Distant events.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

Close or closest; adjacent.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far apart in relationship
A distant cousin.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

(legal) Immediately preceding or following in a chain of causation.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Minimally similar
A distant likeness.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

About to take place; impending.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far removed mentally
Distant thoughts.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

(linguistics) A grammatical marker that distinguishes a relatively salient referent in a given context from a relatively non-salient (obviative) one.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Aloof or chilly
A distant smile.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

Nearest; next immediately preceding or following.
The proximate natural causes of it [the deluge].
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
We heard a distant rumbling but didn't pay any more attention to it.
She was surprised to find that her fiancé was a distant relative of hers.
His distant look showed that he was not listening to me.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

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
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.
Ever since our argument, she has been totally distant toward me.
Mar 20, 2022

Proximate

Very close in space or time;
Proximate words
Proximate houses
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
One board had two tenons, equally distant.
Diana's temple is not distant far.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far separated; far off; not near; remote; - in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
The success of these distant enterprises.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
He passed me with a distant bow.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
Some distant knowledge.
A distant glimpse.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance;
The distant past
Distant villages
The sound of distant traffic
A distant sound
A distant telephone call
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far apart in relevance or relationship;
A distant cousin
A distant likeness
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Remote in manner;
Stood apart with aloof dignity
A distant smile
He was upstage with strangers
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far distant in time;
Distant events
The remote past or future
A civilization ten centuries removed from modern times
Mar 20, 2022

Distant

Far distant in space;
Distant lands
Remote stars
A remote outpost of civilization
A hideaway far removed from towns and cities
Mar 20, 2022

Share Your Discovery

Share via Social Media
Embed This Content
Embed Code
Share Directly via Messenger
Link
Previous Comparison
Dutifulness vs. Devotion
Next Comparison
Paypig vs. Somebody

Popular Comparisons

Featured Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

New Comparisons

Trending Terms