tourism

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EtymologyEdit

From tour +‎ -ism.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

tourism (usually uncountable, plural tourisms)

  1. The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home.
    Mass tourism damaged the beach.
  2. The industry in which such travels and sightseeing are organized.
    Tourism brings a lot of tax revenue to the area.
  3. (figuratively) The act of visiting another region or jurisdiction for a particular purpose.
    libel tourism; suicide tourism; sex tourism

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: tourisme (see there for further descendants)

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