words are defined by how they are used in practice....this is (as I understand) a process that involves linguists researching through publications of various sorts, books, articles, magazines, publications of other sorts and listing down citations for each distinct usage.
I have a few buddies that are versed in such matters....often more full definitions of words can be found to include usages otherwise not often recognized.
But if it makes the "definition"....it is by that fact part of the "definition"....our sense as individuals as to what does or does not constitute "camping" is more limited to our own passing exposure to the usage of that given term.
Anyway, blah blah blah....but it seems per oxford dictionary, that the definition of "camping" is as follows:
"The activity spending a vacation living in a camp, tent, or camper"
If you were to dig through many of the citations (I do not have such references, libraries I suspect would have such things in them), most references to "camping" will be in the context of more "primative" living quarters such as sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag or in a tent.
But clearly, among RV owners, the term "camping" is used quite often. As such (and as circular as they may be) it is part of the definition of "camping".
Of course...the title of this thread is what is "your" definition of "camping"...so perhaps all that is irrelevant...
For me, the term "camping" when I talk about my upcoming trips with my family in my airstream is too confusing and I avoid it.
While sleeping in an airstream is by definition "camping"....it is quite different than other more primative forms of "camping" as discussed in this thread and as such some feel it should not be called "camping" and wish to silent the usage of it in this context.
I tend to agree with this sentiment as it is just too darn confusing otherwise in passing discussion with strangers, colleagues, friends, and family....most of whom are unfamiliar with the less common usage of the term "camping" which includes in the definition usages that pertain to sleeping in a travel trailer.
Now I am not sure how oxford defines "camper" in their definition and if that precludes a prevost motorhome...ill look into it.
Enter the term "glamping" as an attempt to create a meaningful distinction to reduce this confusion....but it barely does...and it is still by definition (it is in the oxford dict) a subset of "camping".
All of these things are a battle...a brawl....word usage....who will win? tune in in 50 more years and we will find out