habitat

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See also: habitât and hábitat

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Etymology[edit]

From French habitat, from habiter ‎(inhabit) + -at ‎(-ate).

Noun[edit]

habitat ‎(countable and uncountable, plural habitats)

  1. (uncountable, biology) Conditions suitable for an organism or population of organisms to live.
    This park offers important amphibian habitat and breeding area.
  2. (countable, biology) A place or type of site where an organism or population naturally occurs.
  3. (countable, biology) A terrestrial or aquatic area distinguished by geographic, abiotic and biotic features, whether entirely natural or semi-natural.
    • 2006, John Davenport, ‎Julia L. Davenport, The Ecology of Transportation, page 248:
      rights-of-way are usually perceived as disturbance zones that provide a habitat and corridor for non-native species.
  4. A place in which a person lives.
    • 2006 June, Jessica Houssian, “Hot List”, Bazaar, number 3535, page 146: 
      this book is just the impetus you need to clear the clutter and reorganize your habitat.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

habitat

  1. past participle of habitar

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

habitat m ‎(plural habitats)

  1. habitat

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Latin[edit]

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habitat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of habitō

Portuguese[edit]

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habitat m (plural habitats)

  1. (biology) habitat (natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xabǐtaːt/
  • Hyphenation: ha‧bi‧tat

Noun[edit]

habìtāt m (Cyrillic spelling хабѝта̄т)

  1. habitat