Habitat meaning

hăb'ĭ-tăt'
The region where a plant or animal naturally grows or lives; native environment.
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(biology) A specific place or natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives.
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The place where a person or thing is ordinarily found.
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The definition of a habitat is the natural environment of someone or something.

An example of habitat is the desert to a camel.

An example of habitat is the library to law students.

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A structure that affords a controlled environment for living in extremely inhospitable locations, such as an underwater research laboratory.
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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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The place where a person lives or is most likely to be found.
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Origin of habitat

  • Latin it dwells third person sing. present of habitāre to dwell habitable
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French habitat, from habiter (“inhabit”) + -at (“-ate”).
    From Wiktionary