Definitions for proxemicsprɒkˈsi mɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the study of varying patterns of physical proximity in human or animal populations, esp. their role in social interaction and their effect on behavior.
Category: Sociology, Psychology, Language/Linguistics
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of proxemics:
1960–65; prox (imity ) +-emics (extracted from phonemics )
the study of spatial distances between individuals in different cultures and situations
The study of the effects of the physical distance between people in different cultures and societies