public space

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public space

1. An area within a building to which there is free access by the public, such as a foyer or lobby.
2. In some codes, an area or piece of land legally designated for public use.
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Public distance at 12ft, social five - 10ft, personal two to five ft, and intimate two ft.
It tries to maintain a public distance from the notorious Jobbik fascists in Hungary or the Front National in France, but that is only because it would be condemned by the majority of voters in Britain.
The last stage is called public distance and its scope is around 5/3 to 8 meters that is used for formal meetings with very important people.
5 meters for the communication between acquaintances or teacher-student relation and finally the public distance that goes beyond the previous distances for public relations.
Since narrowly losing the party nomination to Obama in 2008, Clinton has devoted her energy to foreign policy and carefully stayed out of domestic politics -- never showing an inch of public distance with her former rival while also maintaining cordial relationships with the rival Republican Party.
Bush has announced that he won't attend the convention, so there is an opportunity for the candidate to put some polite but public distance between them.