Definition of Habituation

1. Noun. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).

Exact synonyms: Addiction, Dependance, Dependence, Dependency
Category relationships: Narcotic
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Specialized synonyms: Drug Addiction, White Plague
Derivative terms: Addict, Dependent, Dependent, Habituate



2. Noun. A general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions.
Generic synonyms: Accommodation, Adjustment, Fitting
Derivative terms: Habituate

Definition of Habituation

1. n. The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.

Definition of Habituation

1. Noun. The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Habituation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Habituation

1. 1. The tendency of some neurons to require either a stronger nerve signal or a longer recharge period before it can fire again, if it has been triggered recently. 2. The disappearance of responsiveness to accustomed stimulation. It does not include drug habituation. (03 Jul 1999)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Habituation

habited
habiting
habits
habitual
habitual abortion
habitual criminal
habituall
habitually
habitualness
habitualnesses
habituals
habituate
habituated
habituates
habituating
habituation (current term)
habituations
habitudes
habitue
habitues
habitus
hable
habnab
haboob
haboobs
habotai
habromania
habronaemiasis
habtm

Literary usage of Habituation

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

1. Education, a First Book by Edward Lee Thorndike (1912)
"Methods for habituation and Methods for Analysis To ... Methods for The methods for habituation may habituation. lje considered first in the case where the ..."

2. A Text-book of psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"Practice is favourable, habituation and fatigue are unfavourable to ... Expectation, practice, habituation and fatigue have a twofold claim upon psychology. ..."

3. Psychology of Education by James Welton (1911)
"The question of changing any form of habituation is one of much practical ... All habituation is a determination of the direction of some part of life. ..."

4. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"... the question of toxemia, proximate, actually present, or recurrent. Physical Fitness and habituation.—Physical fitness is an important ..."

5. Études sur la Queste del saint graal attribuée à Gautier Map by Albert Pauphilet, Colonel Bell Burr, Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1921)
"COCAINE habituation.—As a consequence of the cocaine habit a psychosis frequently develops. Distinct mental perturbation occurs and hallucinations and ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Recovery of the full response (dis- habituation) was achieved by (i) cessation of the water drops and (ii) change in the quality of the stimulus. ..."

7. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"power of the serum, however, is not raised (Doeblin and Fleischmann). Normal cats excrete very little of the atropin; but by habituation, the excretion is ..."

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