Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior.
n. (L. habitus, condition, appearance, dress) the external appearance or way of growth of a plant, e.g. climbing, erect, bushy, etc.; the tendency of a plant to grow in a certain way.
Growth pattern, shape or 'form' of a plant, eg. prostrate, round-headed, etc.
Generally applied in a negative sense to frequently repeated activity such as finger or lip sucking or tongue thrusting. Such activity may alter the normal development of the teeth or bones.
The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.
The attributes of the appearance of a crystal or aggregate.
The characteristic growth or general appearance of a plant.
general appearance of the plant.
Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit.
The distinctive clothing worn commonly by nuns or monks; as, in the late 1900's many orders of nuns discarded their habits and began to dress as ordinary lay women.
To dress; to clothe; to array.
The garb or clothing worn by religious. The habit is different for each community. The habit of the ARs consists of a tunic or long robe, a cowl worn over the shoulders with a hood in back which can cover the head, and a belt known as a cincture. The Recollect habit is completely black. It is worn only in the house* or during ministry on the premises of one of our parishes or other ministries. Over time the parts of the habit came to symbolize the three vows: the tunic (poverty*), the cowl (obedience*), and the cincture (chastity*).
The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp., physical temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body.
As a quality, it is a comparatively permanent accident disposing a thing well or ill in its being.
a thing done often and hence, usually done easily
Traditional garments of a particular religious order.
a chain of "stimulus-response" pairs
a response that has become completely separated from its eliciting stimulus
A learned response to a stimulus that has become automatic and routine, requiring little or no cognitive effort. It is often said that the reading and library habit if not learned as a child, will not be learned as an adult.
A learned stimulus-response sequence. See also conditioned response.