personal space

the variable and subjective distance at which one person feels comfortable talking to another.
Also called personal distance. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  personal space1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the sense of invisible boundaries around an individual body and separating one from others, the encroachment of which may cause anxiety, cf. intimate space
Main Entry:  personal space2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the space reached by the human body's extremities while stationary, also called kinesphere
Main Entry:  personal space
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See personal distance's 21st Century Lexicon
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Example sentences
The third is to create a personal space of invention in a virtual environment.
Obsession with personal space and privacy is rising.
It seems that these behavioral distinctions are best adopted for people living
  in dense populations with little personal space.
Conversation in a full elevator encroaches on the personal space of other
  riders, which is already greatly reduced.
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