Dictionary.com defines nudity as the state of being naked. Nudity comes from the Latin word "nuditas," meaning nakedness or exposure. It is a noun that refers to the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind.
Nudity is also called nakedness, bareness or nudism. There are different states of nudity, such as partial or full nudity. Partial nudity is when a person is exposing skin beyond the limits of modesty, while full nudity is the exposure of the whole body.
Frontal nudity describes a state when the naked person is facing forward, while non-frontal nudity is when the person in question is facing backward. In art, the word "nudity" refers to bare figures and in sports it refers to taking part in sporting activities while being naked.