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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hab-i-tuh s]
    • /ˈhæb ɪ təs/
    • /hˈabɪtəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hab-i-tuh s]
    • /ˈhæb ɪ təs/

Definitions of habitus word

  • noun plural habitus the physical characteristics of a person, especially appearance and constitution as related to disease. 1
  • noun habitus General constitution, especially bodily build. 1
  • noun habitus general physical state, esp with regard to susceptibility to disease 0
  • noun habitus tendency or inclination, esp of plant or animal growth; habit 0
  • noun habitus habit (sense 5) habit (sense 7) 0
  • noun habitus general physical appearance and body build, sometimes related to a predisposition to certain diseases 0

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Origin of habitus

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
1885-90; < New Latin, Latin; see habit1

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Parts of speech for Habitus


habitus popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% 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.

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Synonyms for habitus

noun habitus

  • body — Your body is all your physical parts, including your head, arms, and legs.
  • figure — a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral.
  • habit — an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street.
  • frame — a border or case for enclosing a picture, mirror, etc.
  • physique — physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development: the physique of an athlete.

Antonyms for habitus

noun habitus

  • mind — (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind.

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