1) ADJ Nomadic people travel from place to place rather than living in one place all the time.

...the great nomadic tribes of the Western Sahara.

2) ADJ-GRADED If someone has a nomadic way of life, they travel from place to place and do not have a settled home.

The daughter of a railway engineer, she at first had a somewhat nomadic childhood.

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