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noun [uncountable] informal     nimbyism pronunciation in American English

or Nimbyism  /ˈnɪmbiˌɪz(ə)m/

  1. opposition from local people to something such as a new building or new road being built near to where they live

    We’re not talking about nimbyism - the Not In My Back Yard approach.

    There is an awful lot of Nimbyism about wind turbines here.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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