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Definition of habitation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of living in a place They looked around for any signs of habitation. The houses were unfit for human habitation (= not clean or safe enough for people to live in).
  2. 2[countable] (formal) a place where people live The road serves the scattered habitations along the coast.
  3. Word Familyinhabit verbhabitable adjective (uninhabitable)uninhabited adjectiveinhabitant nounhabitation noun
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: habitation