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habitat

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noun hab·i·tat \ˈha-bə-ˌtat\

Simple Definition of habitat

  • : the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of habitat

  1. 1 a :  the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows b :  the typical place of residence of a person or a group c :  a housing for a controlled physical environment in which people can live under surrounding inhospitable conditions (as under the sea)

  2. 2 :  the place where something is commonly found

Examples of habitat in a sentence

  1. <a forest in California is set aside to preserve the unique brushy, rugged habitat required by nesting California condors>



Origin of habitat

Latin, it inhabits, from habitare


First Known Use: 1796


HABITAT Defined for Kids

habitat

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noun hab·i·tat \ˈha-bə-ˌtat\

Definition of habitat for Students

  1. :  the place where a plant or animal grows or lives in nature




Medical Dictionary

habitat

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noun hab·i·tat \ˈhab-ə-ˌtat\

Medical Definition of habitat

  1. 1:  the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally occurs <the human pubic region is the natural habitat of the crab louse>

  2. 2:  a housing for a controlled physical environment in which people can live surrounded by inhospitable conditions (as under the sea)





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