Proximate principle


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Proximate principle (Physiol. Chem) one of a class of bodies existing ready formed in animal and vegetable tissues, and separable by chemical analysis, as albumin, sugar, collagen, fat, etc.
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In literature:

Hence, it is no sufficient foundation for liability, on any sound principle, that the proximate cause of loss was an act.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
They correspond to the chief "proximate principles" of which the body consists.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Into how many classes may proximate principles be divided?
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
A class of proximate principles resembling albumen; they may be derived from either the animal or vegetable kingdoms.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison

In science:

The first-principles results confirm the expectation that 180◦ domain walls are of Bloch type, adopting a configuration resembling a pair of 109◦ and 71◦ walls in close proximity.
Bloch-type Domain Walls in Rhombohedral BaTiO3
In principle, one should take into account not only the angular proximity, but also the radial distribution of the ob jects in the different catalogues.
Summary Talk: Multi-Wavelength Sky Surveys (IAU179)