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habitation

[hab-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌhæb ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
2.
the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
3.
a colony or settlement; community:
Each of the scattered habitations consisted of a small number of huts.
Origin of habitation
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (h)abitacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin habitātiōn- (stem of habitātiō) a dwelling, equivalent to habitāt(us) inhabited (past participle of habitāre; see habitat) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
habitational, adjective
interhabitation, noun
nonhabitation, noun
Synonyms
1. lodgings, home, domicile, quarters.
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British Dictionary definitions for habitational

habitation

/ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a dwelling place
2.
occupation of a dwelling place
Derived Forms
habitational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for habitational

habitation

n.

late 14c., "act or fact of dwelling;" also "place of lodging, abode," from Old French habitacion, abitacion "act of dwelling" (12c.) or directly from Latin habitationem (nominative habitatio) "act of dwelling," noun of action from past participle stem of habitare (see habitat).

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