proxemics


prox·e·mics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \präk-ˈsē-miks\

Definition of PROXEMICS

:  the study of the nature, degree, and effect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain (as in various social and interpersonal situations) and of how this separation relates to environmental and cultural factors
prox·e·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of PROXEMICS

proximity + -emics (as in phonemics)
First Known Use: 1963

Rhymes with PROXEMICS

prox·e·mics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \präk-ˈsē-miks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROXEMICS

: the study of the nature, degree, and effect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain (as in various social and interpersonal situations) and of how this separation relates to environmental and cultural factors
prox·e·mic \-mik\ adjective

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