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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [huh-bich-oo-ey-shuh n]
    • /həˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/
    • /hə.ˌbɪ.tʃʊ.ˈeɪʃ.n̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-bich-oo-ey-shuh n]
    • /həˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of habituation word

  • noun habituation the act of habituating. 1
  • noun habituation the condition of being habituated. 1
  • noun habituation physiological tolerance to or psychological dependence on a drug, short of addiction. 1
  • noun habituation reduction of psychological or behavioral response occurring when a specific stimulus occurs repeatedly. 1
  • noun habituation The action of habituating or the condition of being habituated. 1
  • noun habituation becoming accustomed to sth 1

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Origin of habituation

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English. See habituate, -ion

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Parts of speech for Habituation


habituation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

habituation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for habituation

noun habituation

  • correspondence — Correspondence is the act of writing letters to someone.
  • compliance — a disposition to yield to or comply with others
  • agreement — An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
  • acclimatization — The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured.
  • naturalization — to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen.

Antonyms for habituation

noun habituation

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