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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The physical characteristics of a person, especially as relating to disease.
2. The way someone of a particular social group perceives and responds to the world.
From Latin habit (state, appearance), from habere (to have). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghabh- (to give or to receive), which also gave us give, gift, able, habit, prohibit, due, duty, habile, and adhibit. Earliest documented use: 1886.
“He suffered from sleep apnea and also without question his body habitus, his morphology, contributed to the problem.”
Warren J. Stucki; The Reluctant Carnivore; Sunstone Press; 2018.
“Her customers were probably more interested in her numerous connections and great potentials than her habitus and unorthodox behavior.”
Charles Uzoaru; Trapped in Broad-Day Light; AuthorHouse; 2015.
See more usage examples of habitus in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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