habitat

(redirected from habitable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to habitable: habitable room, habitable space

habitat

[hab′itat]
Etymology: L, habitare, to dwell
a natural environment where an organism, including a human being, may live and grow normally.

habitat

that part of the environment, for example, stream, meadowland, salt marsh, etc., which is occupied by an animal or plant.

habitat

the environment inhabited by a specific organism or animal.
References in classic literature ?
But most certainly our sphere was still gaseous or liquid, when the moon was solidified by cooling, and had become habitable.
Therefore, it had been assumed that when searching for signs of life on habitable extrasolar planets, the presence of oxygen in the atmosphere could be considered a definitive biomarker.
It was seen in a Sun-like star's habitable zone - the area around a star in which water could pool on an orbiting planet.
Designed to survey a portion of the Milky Way to discover extrasolar planets in or near the habitable zone, Kepler's sole instrument is a photometer.
This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another "Earth.
Out of these 47 MPs, 10 are still staying in transit accommodations even though their regular accommodations are habitable.
A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers' notions of where Earthlike--and even potentially habitable --planets can form, and how to find them.
Scientists used the chemical composition of Tau Ceti to model the star's evolution and calculate the location of its habitable zone.
Project comprises of three towers as under: Tower A Stilt + 4 podiums + 17 habitable floors Tower B Stilt + 4 podiums + 17 habitable floors Tower C 2 Basements + Stilt + 4 podiums + 42 habitable floors Its strategic location offers easy access to IT centres like Mind Space & Nirlon Knowledge Park; Malls like Inorbit, Infinity 2 & Mega mall.
Both planets are similar in size to Earth and are in the habitable zone of their respective stars (the area around the star in which the temperature is just right for water on a planet to be in a liquid state).
Because these stars are relatively cool, their habitable zones--the region around a star where liquid water could, in principle, survive on a planet's surface--are narrow.
HABITABLE "super-Earths" with up to five times the mass of our own planet could possess vast, long-lasting oceans, new research suggests.