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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Salvini, reportedly Bannon's closest ally in Europe, is also keeping a public distance. The strange, gray visage of Bannon was nowhere to be seen at Salvini's pre-election rally of European nationalists in Milan.
Public distance at 12ft, social five - 10ft, personal two to five ft, and intimate two ft.
A distance of 12 feet or more, called "public distance," is suitable for formal addresses and lectures.
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.
The distance defined intimate that passes between 0 and 45 cm for people with special relations, the personal distance between 45 and 120 cm for friends, the social distance is between 1.2 and 3.5 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.
Lastly, the largest zone, Public Distance, spans well beyond man's layer of skin.

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