ekistics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Modern Greek oikistikē, from feminine of oikistikos of settlement, from Greek, from oikizein to settle, colonize, from oikos house — more at vicinity Date: 1958 a science dealing with human settlements and drawing on the research and experience of professionals in various fields (as architecture, engineering, city planning, and sociology) • ekistic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ekistics — noun the scientific study of human settlements, and the planning and design of cities and other communities …   Wiktionary

  • ekistics — study of human settlement Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ekistics — ekis·tics …   English syllables

  • ekistics — e•kis•tics [[t]ɪˈkɪs tɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) soc archit. the scientific study of human settlements, drawing on diverse disciplines, including architecture, city planning, and behavioral science • Etymology: 1955–60; coined by… …   From formal English to slang

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