nomadic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nomadic migratory "a restless mobile society","the nomadic habits of the Bedouins","believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future","wandering tribes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: According to Margaret Jones, author of a Patsy Cline biography, there are a dozen places in Virginia that could claim to be the hometown of the nomadic Cline. Her family moved 19 times before she was 15.
    • a Nomadic Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence; as, a nomadic tribe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nomadic Wandering; roving; leading the life of a nomad: specifically applied to pastoral tribes that have no fixed abode, but wander about from place to place according to the state of the pasturage.
    • nomadic Figuratively, wandering; changeable; unsettled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Nomadic of or for the feeding of cattle: pastoral: pertaining to the life of nomads: wandering: unsettled: rude
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Quotations

  • Michel Foucault
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    “The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. . See Nomad
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nomas, nomadosnomos, pasture—nemein, to drive to pasture.

Usage

In literature:

He is a nomad, as thorough a nomad as any barbarian who never heard of those wondrous works of man called civilization.
"Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories" by Florence Finch Kelly
Heathenism was already half abandoned, and their nomad habits half laid aside.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
In this case, lacteal activity is greater than lymphatic, as his nomadic life indicates.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Finally the Chief decided to spend his vacation by taking me on a trip out into the Painted Desert, the home of this nomadic tribe.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
In these nomade districts the weakly children generally die off, leaving only the robust.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
These were sea-nomads who acknowledged no man as master.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Maidens in their finery and young fellows rigged out from the pack of the nomadic Hebrew walked about, glancing shyly at one another.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
Telegraphers are, as a rule, a very nomadic class, wandering hither and thither like a chip buffeted about on the ocean.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
At night we drove sometimes, I remember, and often we rested under the tents of nomads who were kind to us.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
So Joshepha Modock grew to young womanhood, admired, loved, and spoiled by the thousands of nomad laborers who knew her.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
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In poetry:

With all the nomad tented stars
About him, they have laid him down
Above the crumbling of the sea,
Beyond the turmoil of renown.
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
Bard, robber, nomad tribesman, glad is he
To coils of smoke in simple verse and flowing
The peaks to liken beyond Siddim showing!
"The Bedouin" by Ivan Bunin
The nomads under starry dome,
With eyes, half-closed, and on horse,
Compose sagas, while they roam,
About day they vaguely crossed.
""To cure wounds is so rigid"" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
The hunter is gone; the spear
is splintered underground; the painted bodies
a dream the world breathed sleeping and forgot.
The nomad feet are still.
"Bora Ring" by Judith Wright
Our nomadic kisses wandered over all the world:
Armenia, dollop of disinterred honey:
Ceylon, green dove: and the YangTse with its old
Old patience, dividing the day from the night.
"Love, We're Going Home Now" by Pablo Neruda
Clearer it grew than winter sky
That Nature still had reasons why; And, shifting sudden as a breeze,
My fancy found no satisfaction,
No antithetic sweet attraction,
So great as in the Nomades.
"The Nomades" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Scott Sinclair's nomadic journey back to the top.
The members of Hospitality House, Nevada County's nomadic style homeless shelter are preparing for Bella Nota , a major fundraiser of the year that will be staged at the Empire Mine State Historic Park.
Thus the Ottomans , Gülgün explains, liked to combine Christian and nomadic influences.
Nomads of the Silk Road at John C Campbell Sept 23.
Arts & Entertainment Turku: Nomads of the Silk Road at John C Campbell Sept 23.
On Sunday, Sept 23, the Brasstown Concert Association will present Turku: Nomads of the Silk Road , an ensemble in the forefront of World Music performers.
Two Stones Pub, The Nomad and The Starboard : Best Bars in Delaware.
Once a top 20 rider on the FIM Trial World Championship, Taichi is now a privateer nomad.
How a Global Nomad Becomes a Blake Scholar March 28, 2012 Wednesday AT 3PM CT. FROM WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO.
The research produced evidence that roughly two nomads exist for every typical, main sequence star in our galaxy.
Q&A: Meet Adam Pervez, the Happy Nomad .
If you're looking for a paintbrush for your iPad, the Nomad Compose delivers elegantly.
Nomad Pizza is now open in Philly Deidre Wengen PhillyBurbs.com.
Nomad Brushes Let You Paint like Bob Ross on the iPad.
2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad Top Front View.
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In science:

CC QE and non-QE events have been generated simulating the WANF beam for the 50L chamber geometrical acceptance (see Fig. 5.4) and final prompt particles emerging from neutrinonucleus interactions are tracked through the 50 liter TPC and the NOMAD detectors by means of a GEANT4 simulation [107].
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
The momentum measurement by NOMAD is also simulated and tracked-back to the LAr chamber taking into account multiple scattering effects in the front calorimeter (see Sec. 5.3.3).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
It is dominated by the systematics associated to the NOMAD detector lifetime . ˆ The main source of systematics for the geometrical acceptance comes from the criteria used sions by ±1 wire in the wire coordinate and ±10 drift samples on the time coordinate.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Acquistapace and others, The West area neutrino facility for CHORUS and NOMAD experiments: 1994 - 1997 operation, .
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Astier and others, Prediction of neutrino fluxes in the NOMAD experiment, Nucl.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
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