Acquired habit

Acquired habit
عادة مكتسبة

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  • acquired habit — habit which has been adopted; obtained habit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Habit — • Habit is an effect of repeated acts and an aptitude to reproduce them, and may be defined as a quality difficult to change, whereby an agent whose nature it is to work one way or another indeterminately, is disposed easily and readily at will… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Habit — Hab it (h[a^]b [i^]t) n. [OE. habit, abit, F. habit, fr. L. habitus state, appearance, dress, fr. habere to have, be in a condition; prob. akin to E. have. See {Have}, and cf. {Able}, {Binnacle}, {Debt}, {Due}, {Exhibit}, {Malady.}] 1. The usual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habit — n 1 Habit, habitude, practice, usage, custom, use, wont are comparable when they mean a way of behaving, doing, or proceeding that has become fixed by constant repetition. These words may be used also as collective or abstract nouns denoting… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Habit — may refer to: * Habit (psychology), an acquired pattern of behavior that often occurs automatically * Habituation, non associative learning in which there is a progressive diminution of behavioral response probability with repetition of a… …   Wikipedia

  • habit — [hab′it] n. [ME < OFr < L habitus, condition, appearance, dress < pp. of habere, to have, hold < IE base * ghabh , to grasp, take > GIVE] 1. Obs. costume; dress 2. a particular costume showing rank, status, etc.; specif., a) a… …   English World dictionary

  • acquired mode of behavior — index habit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • habit — I noun acquired mode of behavior, attitude, characteristic behavior, characteristically repeated action, common practice, confirmed way, consuetude, consuetudo, convention, conventionality, course of conduct, custom, customary action, customary… …   Law dictionary

  • habit — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin habitus condition, character, from habēre to have, hold more at give Date: 13th century 1. archaic clothing 2. a. a costume characteristic of a calling, rank, or function < a nun s… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • habit — /ˈhæbət / (say habuht) noun 1. a disposition or tendency, constantly shown, to act in a certain way. 2. such a disposition acquired by frequent repetition of an act. 3. a particular practice, custom, or usage. 4. an addiction to, or compulsive… …  

  • habit — 1. An act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one s repertoire by frequent repetition of the same act. SEE ALSO: addiction. 2. A basic variable in the study of conditioning and learning used to designate a new response… …   Medical dictionary

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