habitat

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin habitat (it dwells, lives), the 3rd person singular present active indicative form of habitō (I live or dwell). In Linnaeus and similar authors, the geographical ranges of species were customarily denoted in Latin by a sentence beginning with "Habitat", e.g. "Habitat in Europa" ("It lives in Europe"), and it thus became the convention to refer to the geographical range as the "habitat". Compare the English derivations of exit and ignoramus from Latin finite verbs reanalyzed as English nouns.

PronunciationEdit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhæbɪtæt/, [ˈhæbɪtæʔ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

habitat (countable and uncountable, plural habitats)

  1. (uncountable, biology) Conditions suitable for an organism or population of organisms to live.
    This park offers important amphibian habitat and breeding area.
  2. (countable, biology) A place or type of site where an organism or population naturally occurs.
  3. (countable, biology) A terrestrial or aquatic area distinguished by geographic, abiotic and biotic features, whether entirely natural or semi-natural.
    • 2006, John Davenport, Julia L. Davenport, The Ecology of Transportation[1], page 248:
      rights-of-way are usually perceived as disturbance zones that provide a habitat and corridor for non-native species.
  4. A place in which a person lives.
    • 2006 June, Jessica Houssian, “Hot List”, in Bazaar, number 3535, page 146:
      this book is just the impetus you need to clear the clutter and reorganize your habitat.

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VerbEdit

habitat m (feminine habitada, masculine plural habitats, feminine plural habitades)

  1. past participle of habitar

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NounEdit

habitat m (plural habitats)

  1. habitat

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

habitat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of habitō

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin habitatus, from habitare

NounEdit

habitat n (definite singular habitatet, indefinite plural habitat or habitater, definite plural habitata or habitatene)

  1. a habitat

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin habitatus, from habitare

NounEdit

habitat n (definite singular habitatet, indefinite plural habitat, definite plural habitata)

  1. a habitat

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

habitat m (plural habitats)

  1. (biology) habitat (natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French habitat.

NounEdit

habitat n (plural habitate)

  1. habitat

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xabǐtaːt/
  • Hyphenation: ha‧bi‧tat

NounEdit

habìtāt m (Cyrillic spelling хабѝта̄т)

  1. habitat

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French habitat.

NounEdit

habitat (definite accusative habitatı, plural habitatlar)

  1. habitat

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DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative habitat
Definite accusative habitatı
Singular Plural
Nominative habitat habitatlar
Definite accusative habitatı habitatları
Dative habitata habitatlara
Locative habitatta habitatlarda
Ablative habitattan habitatlardan
Genitive habitatın habitatların