Nomadism
Nomadism \Nom"ad*ism\, n. The state of being a nomad. [1913 Webster]

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  • nomadism — NOMADÍSM s.n. Mod de viaţă al unei colectivităţi umane, caracterizat prin lipsa unei aşezări stabile. – Din fr. nomadisme. Trimis de ana zecheru, 09.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Nomadism ≠ sedentarism Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • nomadism — See nomadic. * * * Way of life of peoples who do not live continually in the same place but move cyclically or periodically. It is based on temporary centres whose stability depends on the available food supply and the technology for exploiting… …   Universalium

  • nomadism — ˈnōˌmaˌdizəm noun ( s) 1. : the mode of life of a nomadic people pastoral nomadism 2. : the mode of life or behavior of an individual that roams about aimlessly or without any fixed pattern of movement; specifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nomadism —    The Romanies were never cattle raising nomads who moved from place to place with their flocks. Many of them were, however, industrial nomads (sometimes termed peripatetics ) who traveled from place to place practicing their crafts, whether… …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • nomadism — nomad ► NOUN 1) a member of a people continually moving to find fresh pasture for its animals and having no permanent home. 2) a wanderer. DERIVATIVES nomadism noun. ORIGIN Greek nomas, from nemein to pasture …   English terms dictionary

  • nomadism — noun see nomad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nomadism — n. [Gr. nomas, roaming] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Frequent movement by a colony from one site to another …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nomadism — noun The way of life of a nomad …   Wiktionary

  • nomadism — Synonyms and related words: Wanderjahr, afoot and lighthearted, bumming, discursion, divagation, drifting, errantry, flitting, gadding, hoboism, itineracy, itinerancy, peregrination, pererration, ramble, rambling, roam, roaming, rove, roving,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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