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ekistics

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noun plural but singular in construction ekis·tics \i-ˈkis-tiks\

Definition of ekistics

  1. :  a science dealing with human settlements and drawing on the research and experience of professionals in various fields (as architecture, engineering, city planning, and sociology)

ekistic play \-tik\ adjective


Origin of ekistics

Modern Greek oikistikē, from feminine of oikistikos of settlement, from Greek, from oikizein to settle, colonize, from oikos house — more at vicinity


First Known Use: 1958


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