habitation [hab-i- tey-sh uhn] Synonyms Word Origin 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. Origin of habitation 1325–75; Middle English
) a dwelling, equivalent to
) inhabited (past participle of
-iōn- -ion Related forms hab·i·ta·tion·al, adjective in·ter·hab·i·ta·tion, noun non·hab·i·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for habitational a dwelling place 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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