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habitation

[ hab-i-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌhæb ɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
a colony or settlement; community: Each of the scattered habitations consisted of a small number of huts.

SYNONYMS FOR habitation

1 lodgings, home, domicile, quarters.

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Origin of habitation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM habitation

hab·i·ta·tion·al, adjectivein·ter·hab·i·ta·tion, nounnon·hab·i·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for habitation

habitation
/ (ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a dwelling place
occupation of a dwelling place

Derived forms of habitation

habitational, adjective
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