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I'm having a hard time coming up with a similar phrase or word, and have already used 'captures the essence' nearby.

In context:

Unfortunately, this quantity is impossible to calculate in practice, as P is a continuous random variable, and we only have finitely many samples in a real dataset. Therefore, it is necessary to use a proxy metric that captures the essence of (2.36).

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  • Why not just say, "use a proxy for X"? But if you must qualify the proxy, then you want one that "correlates well with X" – Jim Feb 21 at 2:00
  • Context is very important. Is your example the only context? – Cascabel Feb 21 at 2:35
  • ... to use as a proxy a metric that "behaves like" ... – remarkl Feb 21 at 5:17
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You can use represents to replace captures the essence of (yes, including the trailing of).

Therefore, it is necessary to use a proxy metric that represents [captures the essence of] ...

ODO:

represent VERB

3.2 (of a sign or symbol) have a particular signification; stand for.

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A word that would work is "emulate".

Therefore, it is necessary to use a proxy metric that emulates the real series of calculations.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/emulated

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"Therefore, it is necessary to use a proxy metric that comes close to (2.36)"
"Therefore, it is necessary to use a proxy metric that is on par with (2.36)"
"Therefore, it is necessary to use a proxy metric that sums up (2.36)"

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