[ prok-see-miks ]
/ prɒkˈsi mɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
Sociology, Psychology. the study of the spatial requirements of humans and animals and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, and social interaction.
Linguistics. the study of the symbolic and communicative role in a culture of spatial arrangements and variations in distance, as in how far apart individuals engaged in conversation stand depending on the degree of intimacy between them.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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Origin of proxemics
OTHER WORDS FROM proxemicsprox·e·mic, adjective
Words nearby proxemics
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British Dictionary definitions for proxemics
/ (prɒkˈsɪːmɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the study of spatial interrelationships in humans or in populations of animals of the same species
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