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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the cultural, behavioral, and sociological aspects of spatial distances between individuals.
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1. (Sociology) (functioning as singular) the study of spatial interrelationships in humans or in populations of animals of the same species
2. (Zoology) (functioning as singular) the study of spatial interrelationships in humans or in populations of animals of the same species
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n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of varying patterns of physical proximity in human or animal populations, esp. their role in social interaction and their effect on behavior.
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|Noun||1.||proxemics - the study of spatial distances between individuals in different cultures and situations|
social science - the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
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