proxemics

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prox- +‎ -emics (as in phonemics)

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proxemics (uncountable)

  1. The study of the effects of the physical distance between people in different cultures and societies.
    • 2007, Thomas N. Ingram, Professional Selling: A Trust-Based Approach[1], page 123:
      Proxemics refers to the personal distance that individuals prefer to keep between themselves and other individuals and is an important element of nonverbal communication.

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