nomadic

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From Ancient Greek νομαδικός (nomadikós), equivalent to nomad (a member of a society or class of herdsmen) + -ic (forming adjectives).

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nomadic (comparative more nomadic, superlative most nomadic)

  1. Of or relating to nomads, whether
    1. (anthropology) Of or related to itinerant herdsmen
    2. (figuratively) Of or related to any habitually wandering person or animal
      • 2013 January 1, Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore, “Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight”, in American Scientist[1], volume 101, number 1, page 47–48:
        Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported […] that pine siskins (Spinus pinus) undergo an irregular, nomadic type of nocturnal migration.

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