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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [huh-bil-i-teyt]
    • /həˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt/
    • /həbˌɪlɪtˈeɪʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-bil-i-teyt]
    • /həˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt/

Definitions of habilitation word

  • verb with object habilitation to clothe or dress. 1
  • verb with object habilitation to make fit. 1
  • verb without object habilitation to become fit. 1
  • noun habilitation Equipment; qualification. 1
  • noun habilitation An act of habilitating. 0
  • noun habilitation An academic qualification, prerequiring a PhD, required in order to gain tenure as a professor in some European universities; a thesis or dissertation presented to achieve the qualification. 0

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Origin of habilitation

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin habilitātus, past participle of habilitāre to make fit. See ability, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Habilitation


habilitation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for habilitation

noun habilitation

  • talent — a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
  • competence — Competence is the ability to do something well or effectively.
  • quality — an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute: the chemical qualities of alcohol.
  • ability — Your ability to do something is the fact that you can do it.
  • stature — the height of a human or animal body.

Antonyms for habilitation

noun habilitation

  • inability — lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.
  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
  • inadequacy — Also, inadequateness [in-ad-i-kwit-nis] /ɪnˈæd ɪ kwɪt nɪs/ (Show IPA). the state or condition of being inadequate; insufficiency.
  • incompetence — the quality or condition of being incompetent; lack of ability.
  • lowliness — humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage.

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