the natural environment of an organism; the place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism: Orchids have a tropical habitat.
the place where a person or thing is usually found: Paris is a major habitat of artists.
a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel.
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How to use habitat in a sentence
Communities are working to remove the river’s dams, restoring habitat for fish and other wildlife.
Environmental advocates argue that fossil fuel production in ANWR will add to this process, damaging habitat and impacting the Indigenous people who rely on the wildlife for subsistence.The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite | By Scott L. Montgomery/The Conversation | August 26, 2020 | Popular-Science
Over the past few months, with fewer vessels crisscrossing the seas, aquatic animals have reveled in their habitat.
Most of this is to better understand the ecology of bears and other carnivores, to make sure we are protecting the habitats that are truly best for them.3-D Printed Statues in Central Park Shine a Light on Women Scientists - Facts So Romantic | Mary Ellen Hannibal | August 18, 2020 | Nautilus
Other research has shown that leopards have lost about three-fourths of their historic habitat.
The user fee on duck stamps goes exclusively to funding federal acquisition of wetlands as wildlife habitat.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive | Ben Jacobs | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This means a decline in habitat quality for grazers like bison and elk, whose winter-killed carcasses grizzlies feed upon.
This borderland—the interface of human activity and wild habitat—is the most dangerous region of all for bears.
Not only did it allow development of a delicate habitat, but hunters could now hunt the threatened species from a helicopter.
The most credible scientific data on wolverine behavior documents an absolute dependence on “persistent spring snow habitat.”Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Doug Peacock | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This was his native habitat, an environment precisely suited to his peculiar talent.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Its habitat in Australia is known to extend as wide as twenty-four degrees of latitude, and twenty-six degrees of longitude.
The same may be said of hearing, the under-water habitat being nearly or completely a soundless one.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
With this consideration of the characteristics and habitat of the Pygmies we may proceed to a review of their habits.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
The system of the physical world is the material basis, the habitat of the moral or spiritual world.Urania | Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for habitat
the environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows
the place in which a person, group, class, etc, is normally found
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Scientific definitions for habitat
The area or natural environment in which an organism or population normally lives. A habitat is made up of physical factors such as soil, moisture, range of temperature, and availability of light as well as biotic factors such as the availability of food and the presence of predators. A habitat is not necessarily a geographic area-for a parasitic organism it is the body of its host or even a cell within the host's body.
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Cultural definitions for habitat
The area or type of environment in which a particular kind of animal or plant usually lives.
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