Definitions for vicariousvaɪˈkɛər i əs, vɪ-
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experienced at secondhand
"read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement"
occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another
Experienced or gained by the loss or to the consequence of another, such as through watching or reading.
People experience vicarious pleasures through watching television.
Done on behalf of others
The concept of vicarious atonement, that one person can atone for the sins of another, is found in many religions.
Origin: From vicārius "vicarious, substituted"
of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority
acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer
performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment
acting as a substitute; -- said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation
Origin: [L. vicarius, from vicis change, alternation, turn, the position, place, or office of one person as assumed by another; akin to Gr. e'i`kein to yield, give way, G. wechsel a change, and probably also to E. weak. See Weak, and cf. Vice, prep.]
"Vicarious" is a song by American rock band Tool. The song is the first single released from their fourth full-length studio album 10,000 Days. Debuting on April 17, 2006 on commercial radio, the seven-minute song entered the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart at #2. It received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
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