noun, plural in form but singular in construction ekis·tics \i-ˈki-stiks\

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)


play \i-ˈki-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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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