- the act of inhabiting; occupancy
- a place in which to live; dwelling; home
- a colony or settlement
Origin: ME habitacioun < OFr habitacion < L habitatio: see habitable
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- The act of inhabiting or the state of being inhabited.
- a. A natural environment or locality.b. A place of abode; a residence.
Origin: Middle English habitacioun, from Latin habitātiō, habitātiōn-, from habitātus, past participle of habitāre, to dwell; see habitable.