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ekistics

[ih-kis-tiks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the scientific study of human settlements, drawing on diverse disciplines, including architecture, city planning, and behavioral science.

Origin of ekistics

1955–60; coined by Constantine A. Doxiadus (1913–1975), Greek urbanologist, ultimately < Greek oikistikōs, derivative of oikisía settlement, derivative of oîkos house; see -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for ekistics

ekistics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the science or study of human settlements
Derived Formsekistic or ekistical, adjectiveekistician, noun

Word Origin

C20: from Greek oikistikos of or concerning settlements, from oikizein to settle (a colony), from oikos a house
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