Definition of habitat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhabəˌtat/


1The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism: wild chimps in their natural habitat
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  • The best tend to have fewer species, provide a great deal of space, and sometimes almost reproduce the animals' natural habitats - minus most of the dangers.
  • It's a technique which has a lot of potential and the next film will feature more talking animals in their natural habitat.
  • The point is businesses that benefit from animals are expected to preserve habitats, not disturb natural productivity.
natural environment, natural surroundings, home, domain, haunt
formal habitation
1.1 informal A person’s usual or preferred surroundings.


Late 18th century: from Latin, literally 'it dwells', from habitare (see habitable).

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Syllabification: hab·i·tat

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