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Main Entry: prop·er
Pronunciation: primarystresspräp-schwar
Function: adjective
1 : belonging naturally to something : SPECIAL <diseases proper to the tropics>
2 : considered without surrounding places, things, or events <lived outside the city proper>
3 a : strictly accurate : CORRECT <the proper way to pronounce the word> b : obeying social rules : APPROPRIATE <the proper way to address the mayor>
4 : suitable because of an essential nature or condition <proper lighting to work by>
synonym see FIT
- pro·per·ness noun

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