inhabitation

noun
in·​hab·​i·​ta·​tion | \ in-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce inhabitation (audio) \

Definition of inhabitation

: the act of inhabiting : the state of being inhabited

Examples of inhabitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Excavations have revealed inhabitation by Indigenous people as early as 1100, and archaeologists have found houses, cooking areas, and burial sites, as well as trenches used as village fortifications. Susan Degrane, chicagotribune.com, 8 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2021

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First Known Use of inhabitation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2021

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“Inhabitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhabitation. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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