The term proxy can be used in two distinct definitions:

1. A user is registered as a proxy by calling the `regproxy` action, and can now have other users voting weight delegated along with their vote.

2. The actual act of delegating your vote towards another account. If a user does not want, or have the available time, to research which Block Producers should receive their vote (but still wants to participate in voting), they can proxy their vote strength towards another account.