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social distance

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Definition of social distance in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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
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  • 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.

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