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ekistics

[ih-kis-tiks] /ɪˈkɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the scientific study of human settlements, drawing on diverse disciplines, including architecture, city planning, and behavioral science.
Origin of ekistics
1955-1960
1955-60; coined by Constantine A. Doxiadus (1913-1975), Greek urbanologist, ultimately < Greek oikistikōs, derivative of oikisía settlement, derivative of oîkos house; see -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for ekistics

ekistics

/ɪˈkɪstɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the science or study of human settlements
Derived Forms
ekistic, ekistical, adjective
ekistician, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Greek oikistikos of or concerning settlements, from oikizein to settle (a colony), from oikos a house
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