The perceived or desired degree of remoteness between a member of one social group and the members of another, as evidenced in the level of intimacy tolerated between them: material differences provided members with a constant stimulus for social distance
More example sentences
- Both Sinhala and Tamil contain a range of linguistic markers for status as well as relative social distance and intimacy.
- The intimate social distance between the teacher and the students implies that the teacher showed her students she belonged to their community and to their culture.
- Thus, treatment and comparison students were roughly equivalent in their perceptions of social distance from their classmates with the exception of the preps and the jocks.
Definition of social distance in:
- The US English dictionary