The scientific discipline concerned with the various aspects of urban overcrowding. [L. proximus, nearest, next]

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prox·e·mics präk-'sē-miks n pl but sing or pl in constr the study of the nature, degree, and effect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain (as in various social and interpersonal situations) and of how this separation relates to environmental and cultural factors
prox·e·mic -mik adj

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prox·e·mics (prok-seґmiks) the study of the effects of spatial distance between persons interacting with each other, and of their orientation toward each other.

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