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nomadic

[noh-mad-ik]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of nomads.
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Origin of nomadic

From the Greek word nomadikós, dating back to 1810–20. See nomad, -ic
Related formsno·mad·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·no·mad·ic, adjectivenon·no·mad·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·no·mad·ic, adjectivesem·i·no·mad·i·cal·ly, adverbun·no·mad·ic, adjectiveun·no·mad·i·cal·ly, adverb
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nomadic

adjective
  1. relating to or characteristic of nomads or their way of life
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Derived Formsnomadically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nomadic

adj.

1800, from nomad + -ic.

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