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I feel like the quality of privacy and respect of people's personal space has been completely disintegrated. You can ask to take the picture. I will be so glad to take the picture and pose and look good for the picture.
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Meaning of "personal space" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PERSONAL SPACE

personal space  [ˈpɜːsənəl speɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERSONAL SPACE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Personal space is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PERSONAL SPACE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Personal space

Personal space is the region surrounding a person which they regard as psychologically theirs. Most people value their personal space and feel discomfort, anger, or anxiety when their personal space is encroached. Permitting a person to enter personal space and entering somebody else's personal space are indicators of perception of the relationship between the people. There is an intimate zone reserved for lovers, children and close family members. There is another zone used for conversations with friends, to chat with associates, and in group discussions; a further zone is reserved for strangers, newly formed groups, and new acquaintances; and a fourth zone is used for speeches, lectures, and theater; essentially, public distance is that range reserved for larger audiences. Entering somebody's personal space is normally an indication of familiarity and at times of intimacy. However, in modern society, especially in crowded urban communities, it is at times difficult to maintain personal space, for example, in a crowded train, elevator or street.

Definition of personal space in the English dictionary

The definition of personal space in the dictionary is freedom to be on your own at times; privacy; autonomy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERSONAL SPACE


aerospace
ˈɛərəˌspeɪs
airspace
ˈɛəˌspeɪs
apace
əˈpeɪs
backspace
ˈbækˌspeɪs
carapace
ˈkærəˌpeɪs
cyberspace
ˈsaɪbəˌspeɪs
headspace
ˈhɛdˌspeɪs
hydrospace
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈspeɪs
hyperspace
ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪs
interspace
ˌɪntəˈspeɪs
lipase
ˈlaɪpeɪs
loadspace
ˈləʊdˌspeɪs
meatspace
ˈmiːtˌspeɪs
MySpace
ˈmaɪˌspeɪs
outpace
aʊtˈpeɪs
pace
peɪs
phospholipase
ˌfɒsfəʊˈlaɪpeɪs
space
speɪs
subspace
ˈsʌbˌspeɪs
webspace
ˈwɛbspeɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERSONAL SPACE

personal estate
personal foul
personal friend
personal growth
personal hygiene
personal identification number
personal insurance
personal loan
personal organizer
personal pension
personal pension plan
personal pronoun
personal property
personal relationships
personal shopper
personal stationery
personal stereo
personal stylist
personal trainer
personal tuition

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERSONAL SPACE

crawl space
deep space
disk space
double-space
floor space
free space
hair space
interstellar space
life space
linear space
living space
metric space
office space
outer space
sample space
single-space
snail´s pace
third space
topological space
vector space
work space

Synonyms and antonyms of personal space in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «personal space» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERSONAL SPACE

Find out the translation of personal space to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of personal space from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «personal space» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

个人空间
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

espacio personal
570 millions of speakers

English

personal space
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निजी अंतरिक्ष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مساحة شخصية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

личное пространство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espaço pessoal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যক্তিগত উক্তই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

espace personnel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

ruang peribadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

persönlichen Raum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パーソナルスペース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

개인 공간
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Papan pribadi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không gian cá nhân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தனிப்பட்ட இடம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वैयक्तिक जागा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kişisel alan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spazio personale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przestrzeń osobista
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

особистий простір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spațiu personal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσωπικό χώρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

persoonlike ruimte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

personligt utrymme
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

personlige plass
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of personal space

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSONAL SPACE»

The term «personal space» is regularly used and occupies the 56.566 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSONAL SPACE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «personal space» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «personal space» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about personal space

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4 QUOTES WITH «PERSONAL SPACE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word personal space.
1
Busta Rhymes
I feel like the quality of privacy and respect of people's personal space has been completely disintegrated. You can ask to take the picture. I will be so glad to take the picture and pose and look good for the picture.
2
Henry Rollins
When a young non-white male is stopped and searched at the whim of a police officer, his idea of personal space, privacy and self esteem are shattered, to say nothing of his Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections. The damage goes deep quickly and stays. Stop & frisk, as well as a tactic, is also an incitement.
3
Peter Steele
It seems to be that southern Europeans are just more intimate socially, whereas I like a lot of personal space - like, a mile from the nearest person is fine for me.
4
Kristy Swanson
When people are reading a book, it's a personal thing. They're reading it; it's in their own mind; it's in their own personal space when they're reading it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERSONAL SPACE»

Discover the use of personal space in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to personal space and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Personal Space Camp
Although Louis knows a lot about outer space, the young boy finds himself sent to Principal Goodkid's office to attend Personal Space Camp after his teacher loses her patience with his behavior.
Julia Cook, 2009
2
Violet Mackerel's Personal Space
Is it possible to leave a piece of you wherever you go?
Anna Branford, 2013
3
How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal ...
How to Build Your Own Spaceship takes readers on a fun and quirky trip to the forefront of commercial space travel-the latest technology, the major business players, and the personal and financial benefits that are ripe for the picking.
Piers Bizony, 2009
4
Personal Space Camp Activity and Idea Book
An activity book to go along with Personal Space Camp (9781931636872), by Julia Cook.
Julia Cook, 2010
5
Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology
A second article by R. Sommer illustrates the environmental psychological concept of personal space. As opposed to territoriality, which is a place-based or site- based concept, personal space is a person-related, and thus trans-place, ...
Charles Spielberger, 2004
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Handbook of Environmental Psychology
CHAPTER 40 Personal Space in a Digital Age ROBERT SOMMER There seems to be less respect these days for personal space. People are crowding each other in movie Table 40.1 Predictions of Spatial Behavior in a Functional Framework.
Robert B. Bechtel, Arza Churchman, 2003
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Culture and Environment
His work was a major stimulus to subsequent research on personal space, and beginning in the 1960s social scientists, primarily psychologists, took up the challenge and began researching personal space within and across cultures.
Irwin Altman, Martin M. Chemers, 1984
8
Communicating Across Cultures
Intercultural irritations most often occur in defining what constitutes intimate space as opposed to personal space. What constitutes appropriate personal distance for one cultural group can be perceived as crowding by another group.
Stella Ting-Toomey, 1999
9
Communication Between Cultures
as (1) personal space, (2) seating, and (3) furniture arrangement. All three have an influ- ence on intercultural communication. PERSONAL SPACE The significance of personal space as a form of communication is clearly articulated by Hall ...
Larry Samovar, Richard Porter, Edwin McDaniel, 2009
10
Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior
In this case, your mere (and close) presence amounted to an invasion of that person's personal space, an area surrounding the body that is regarded as private and subject to personal control. Basically, personal space extends “I” or “ me” ...
Dennis Coon, John Mitterer, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERSONAL SPACE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term personal space is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Splendour in the Grass review: in the trenches with Blur, Florence …
... of whom 17,000 were frontline troops camping on site and giving their all, or at least their hygiene and sense of personal space, for the cause ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
Condolences at Grand Central
He lingered far enough away so as not to be intruding on that area we like to call our personal space, but close enough for me to be constantly ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Watch: Earl Sweatshirt punches stage crasher
I don't like my personal space breached just like you. Just respect (people) out here man not just me everybody." After playing Australia's ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
4
Waterford blaze past Dublin with brilliant second-half show
De Burca managed to both shadow O'Dwyer and sweep across the line in the second half as they invaded not just the personal space of the ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
5
6 ways to be a better ally to people living with disabilities
"What most people may not know is that a wheelchair is part of somebody's personal space. Leaning on a wheelchair is like standing on ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
6
Earl Sweatshirt: I'm Not A Tough Guy
I don't like my personal space breached just like you. just respect n***as out here man not just me respect everybody." But perhaps, especially ... «BET, Jul 15»
7
Hundreds turn out for Kim Kardashian makeup lesson
... to enjoy the interplay between Dedivanovic and Kardashian, who said she likes working with him because he respects her personal space. «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
8
Watch Splendour Bands Beat Down A Stage Intruder
“I don't like my personal space breached just like you. Just respect niggas out here man not just me respect everybody… keep your hands to ... «Tone Deaf, Jul 15»
9
This is why you don't take a selfie with a wild bison
Bison have been known to charge at people who invade their personal space; this time it was a 43-year-old Mississippi woman and her ... «Komando, Jul 15»
10
Spotlight on German Plays as Bengaluru's Artistes Rediscover Them
The play is about the monotony seen in digital era and exploring personal space in the digital age. The script was not in a narrative style. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Personal space [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/personal-space>. Mar 2020 ».
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