Definition of proper:

part of speech: adjective

Fit; suitable; agreeing; correct; becoming; decent; such as should be; peculiar; not common; pert. to one only of a species; in gram., applied to such names as John Smith, London, Edinburgh, as opposed to man, city; in astron., the real motion of the sun and stars, as opposed to their apparent motion.

part of speech: adverb


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A math. instr. for laying down and measuring angles on paper that have been taken in the field; in anat., a muscle that draws forward any part; in surg., an instr. for drawing extraneous bodies out of a wound. ...