tourism

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Etymology[edit]

From tour +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɔːɹɪz(ə)m/, /ˈtʊ(ə)ɹɪz(ə)m/

Noun[edit]

tourism (usually uncountable, plural tourisms)

  1. The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home.
  2. The industry in which such travels and sightseeing are organized.
  3. Collectively, the tourists visiting a place or landmark. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. (figuratively) The act of visiting another region or jurisdiction for a particular purpose.
    libel tourism; suicide tourism; sex tourism

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