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Meaning of HABITAT

Pronunciation:  'habi`tat

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"
 

HABITAT is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: environment, environs, habitation, surround, surroundings

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hab`i*tat\, n. [L., it dwells, fr. habitare. See
{Habit}, v. t.]
1. (Biol.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal
   or plant.

2. Place where anything is commonly found.

         This word has its habitat in Oxfordshire. --Earle.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The original term for on-line graphical virtual communities or worlds. Created at Lucasfilm in 1985 by Randy Farmer and Chip Morningstar.

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Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The physical location or type of environment in which an organism or biological population lives or occurs.
  2. The place occupied by an organism, population, or community. It is the physical part of the community structure in which an organism finds its home, and includes the sum total of all the environmental conditions present in the specific place occupied by an organism . Often a habitat is defined to include a whole community of organisms.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the specific area where a species lives.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abode, alentours, ambience, ambit, bailiwick, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, compass, context, domain, element, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, gestalt, haunt, home, locale, locality, milieu, native environment, neighborhood, outposts, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, precincts, purlieus, range, realm, site, situation, stamping ground, suburbs, surroundings, terrain, territory, total environment, vicinage, vicinity
 

 

 

 

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