personal distance

personal distance


Origin:
1965–70

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Main Entry:  personal distance
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the physical or emotional space that individuals maintain between themselves and others; the degree of remoteness that is either desired or felt between a person and others; also called social distance, cf. personal space
Etymology:  1853
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