Pronunciation: (hab'i-tat"), [key]
1. the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism: a tropical habitat.
2. the place where a person or thing is usually found. Paris is a major habitat of artists.
3. a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel.
4. habitation (def. 1).
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