habitat

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noun hab·i·tat \ˈha-bə-ˌtat\

Definition of habitat

  1. 1a :  the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and growsb :  the typical place of residence of a person or a group <the arctic habitat of the Inuit>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 <has its natural habitat in university, in government, or in industrial laboratories — B. B. Watson>

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 and Etymology of habitat

Latin, it inhabits, from habitare


First Known Use: 1796


HABITAT Defined for English Language Learners

habitat

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noun hab·i·tat \ˈha-bə-ˌtat\

Definition of habitat for English Language Learners

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


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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