- capable of being inhabited.
Origin of habitable
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for habitability
A word about Sir William Herschel's theory of the sun and its habitability.Astronomy
This fact also has been used as an argument against the habitability of the planet.Other Worlds
Garrett P. Serviss
Facts like these are vital in the consideration of the future of the Amazon basin and especially its habitability.The Andes of Southern Peru
Much less was there any attempt yet by Thorwald to resume the argument about the habitability of other worlds.
I acquired the belief in the habitability of other worlds when quite young, and it long ago grew into a settled conviction.
- able to be lived in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for habitability
late 14c., from Old French habitable "suitable for human dwelling" (14c.), from Latin habitabilis "that is fit to live in," from habitare (see habitat). Related: Habitably; habitability.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper