Definition of Habitat

1. Noun. The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs. "He felt safe on his home grounds"

Exact synonyms: Home Ground
Generic synonyms: Environment, Environs, Surround, Surroundings
Specialized synonyms: Habitation



Definition of Habitat

1. n. The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant.

Definition of Habitat

1. Noun. (biology) A specific place or natural conditions in which a plant or animal lives. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Habitat

1. the natural environment of an organism [n -S]

Medical Definition of Habitat

1. The physical location or type of environment in which an organism or biological population lives or occurs. 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. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Habitat

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habitable zone
habitableness
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habitance
habitances
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habitants
habitat (current term)
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Literary usage of Habitat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Environmental Indicators for Agriculture by Organisation for Economic Co-operation, SourceOECD (Online service), Development. (2001)
"Method of calculation The habitat matrix identifies the ways in which various wild species use agricultural habitat types, ranging from cropped land to ..."

2. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1992)
"WARNING Divers Should Start Their Return to the habitat From Excursion Dives Before ... To assist divers back to the habitat if their lights have failed, ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"habitat, in insulis Maris Indici, in Gange, &c. 7. Crocodilus rhombifer. ... habitat. 8. Crocodilus galeatus. Crista elevata bidentata in vertice, ..."

4. The Northwest Forest Plan: A Report to the President and Congress by E. Thomas Tuchmann (1998)
"habitat Conservation Plans In working to develop an appropriate balance in forestry practices in the region, the Fish and Wildlife Service and National ..."

5. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"habitat Types Classification of potential vegetation by habitat types based on climax overstory and understory species is commonly used throughout the ..."

6. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"We suggest that for areas where nesting and foraging locations have not been identified, inland sites of best remaining nesting habitat could be selected, ..."

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