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1. Most broadly, any close occurrence of different things: see also clutter; collocation; contiguity; juxtaposition.

2. The simultaneous presence of individuals in the same physical location, not necessarily engaged in face-to-face interaction with each other: see also coaction; competition; cooperation.

3. The engagement of individuals in synchronous interpersonal communication, not necessarily in the same physical location (e.g. using mobile phones) (co-present interaction).

4. In any form of mediated communication, the phenomenological sense of ‘being there’ with another person in place and/or time: see also presence.

5. In presence studies, how an individual's sense of ‘being there’ in a virtual environment is affected by the presence of others who are also inside the simulation in the form of avatars.

Subjects: Media Studies.


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