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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nudism, naturism(noun)

    going without clothes as a social practice

Wiktionary

  1. naturism(Noun)

    The belief in or practice of going nude or unclad in social and usually mixed-gender groups, specifically either in cultures where this is not the norm or for health reasons.

  2. naturism(Noun)

    The belief or doctrine that attributes everything to nature as a sanative agent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naturism(noun)

    the belief or doctrine that attributes everything to nature as a sanative agent

Freebase

  1. Naturism

    Naturism or nudism is a cultural and political movement practising, advocating and defending social nudity in private and in public. It may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism. Several other terms have been proposed as alternative terms for naturism, but none has found the same widespread public acceptance as the older terms "naturism" and "nudism". The naturist philosophy has several sources, many of which can be traced back to early 20th century health and fitness philosophies in Germany, though the concepts of returning to nature and creating equality are also cited as inspiration. From Germany the idea spread to the UK, Canada, the United States and beyond where a network of clubs developed. The model of German naturism is to promote naturist family and recreational sports, with the German Association for Free Body Culture being a member of the German Olympic Sport Federation. French naturism developed on the basis of large holiday complexes. This in turn influenced Quebec and the United States. A subsequent development was tourist naturism, where nudist resorts would be built to cater for the nudist tourist, without any local base. This concept is most noticeable in the Caribbean. Nevertheless, most naturist activity takes place at local naturist clubs, especially in Western countries.


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