habitat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin habitat (it dwells, lives), the 3rd person singular present active indicative form of habitō (I live or dwell). In Linnaeus and similar authors, the geographical ranges of species were customarily denoted in Latin by a sentence beginning with "Habitat", e.g. "Habitat in Europa" ("It lives in Europe"), and it thus became the convention to refer to the geographical range as the "habitat". Compare the English derivations of exit and ignoramus from Latin finite verbs reanalyzed as English nouns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhæbɪtæt/, [ˈhæbɪtæʔ]
  • (file)

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[1], 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”, in 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]

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Verb[edit]

habitat m (feminine habitada, masculine plural habitats, feminine plural habitades)

  1. past participle of habitar

French[edit]

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habitat m (plural habitats)

  1. habitat

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

habitat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of habitō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin habitatus, from habitare

Noun[edit]

habitat n (definite singular habitatet, indefinite plural habitat or habitater, definite plural habitata or habitatene)

  1. a habitat

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin habitatus, from habitare

Noun[edit]

habitat n (definite singular habitatet, indefinite plural habitat, definite plural habitata)

  1. a habitat

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Portuguese[edit]

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habitat m (plural habitats)

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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French habitat.

Noun[edit]

habitat n (plural habitate)

  1. habitat

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

habìtāt m (Cyrillic spelling хабѝта̄т)

  1. habitat