ekistics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
ekis·​tics | \ i-ˈki-stiks How to pronounce ekistics (audio) \

Definition of ekistics

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

Other Words from ekistics

ekistic \ i-​ˈki-​stik How to pronounce ekistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ekistics

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ekistics

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

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“Ekistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ekistics. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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