itinérance

See also: itinerance

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From itinérant (traveling) +‎ -ance.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /i.ti.ne.ʁɑ̃s/
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NounEdit

itinérance f (plural itinérances)

  1. (literary) Act of traveling without a particular goal or destination.
    Synonym: errance
  2. (Europe) Pedestrian traveling done for pleasure; hiking; backpacking.
  3. (telecommunications, telephony) The ability to use a cell phone outside of its original registering zone; roaming.
    • 2016, Daniel Battu, Economie des réseaux de communication. Etat des lieux et futur, page 118.
      Le coût élevé de l’itinérance mobile est une question qui préoccupe aussi les pays en développement.
      The increased costs of roaming are an issue that also concerns developing countries.
  4. (chiefly Quebec) Homelessness.
    • 2016 May, Ligue des droits et libertés, section de Québec, L’itinérance et la loi , page 5.
      Ainsi, dans le but de documenter plus largement ces enjeux contemporains, nous avons choisi d’examiner la pénalisation de l’itinérance depuis le XVIIe siècle à Québec.
      So for the purpose of documenting these contemporary more extensively, we have chosen to investigate the way vagrancy has been punished since the seventeenth century in Quebec.
    Synonyms: (Europe) sans-abrisme, vagabondage

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