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habit

 [hab´it]
1. an action that has become automatic or characteristic by repetition.
2. predisposition; bodily temperament.

hab·it

(hab'it),
1. An act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one's repertoire by frequent repetition of the same activity.
See also: addiction.
2. A basic variable in the study of conditioning and learning used to designate a new response learned either by association or by being followed by a reward or reinforced event.
[L. habeo, pp. habitus, to have]

habit

(hăb′ĭt)
n.
a. A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition: made a habit of going to bed early.
b. An established disposition of the mind or character: a pessimistic habit.
c. Customary manner or practice: an early riser by habit.
d. An addiction, especially to a narcotic drug.

habit

Vox populi A practice routinely or regularly performed by a person. See Bad habit, Good habit, Oral parafunctional habit.

hab·it

(hab'it)
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 learned either by association or by being followed by a reward or reinforced event.
See: conditioning, learning
3. An autonomic behavior integrated into a more complex pattern to function on a daily basis.
[L. habeo, pp. habitus, to have]

habit

A predictable sequence of reactions to common stimuli or behaviour occurring in particular contexts. Habits are conditioned, are often performed automatically and unconsciously, and avoid the need for decision-making.

habit

the general appearance and form of branching in plants. For example, dandelions can have an erect or prostrate habit, depending on location. See PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY.

Habit

Referring to the particular set of physical and mental tensions present in any individual.
Mentioned in: Alexander Technique

hab·it

(hab'it)
An act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one's repertoire by frequent repetition of the same activity.
[L. habeo, pp. habitus, to have]

Patient discussion about habit

Q. Alcoholism becomes a habit in person? How does alcoholism becomes a habit in person?

A. If you think about alcohol all the time and you need it to feel good then it's a problem. If it's just a rare but pleasant action then there is no big disaster.
It may be a problem if the alcohol being the cause of depending (physical or corporial it is not just the same!)

Q. I am trying my best to reduce my habit towards drugs. I am trying my best to reduce my habit towards drugs. I got many advices to stay away from hard drugs. What's the difference between 'hard' and 'soft' drugs?

A. No difference

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of diet ?

A. Eating a lot of red meat is considered to be a risk factor for developing colon cancer, and therefore it is advised not to eat too much of it. On the other hand, a diet rich with vegetables and fruit is considered very good because of the high fiber content, which is very benefitial for your gastrointestinal system. A diet poor with high fiber products is also considered a risk factor for the developement of colon cancer. White meat has a high content of fat and cholesterol, and is also not very recommended to be eating a lot of.

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Break the habit: Aim to reduce use of your hairdryer to around twice or three times a week.
Members of Castle and Minster who want to know more about the treatment should phone Break The Habit on 0800 007 5052.
Break the habit. Cut down on exfoliating time ( once or twice a week is perfectly adequate for most skin types.
Well, it would be wrong to break the habit of a lifetime there is golf to be played.
It has given me a chance to break the habit, and gives me the chance to talk about my problems."
Someone who has never had to go without may not realise how difficult it is to break the habit.
Eastenders is to break the habit of a lifetime and give viewers some Festive cheer this year.
Today I'm going to break the habit of a lifetime and actually tip a Bell boy.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued advice to all health workers recommending they make time to speak to patients about how to break the habit.
They will be offered treatment and advice to break the habit - but if they refuse and go on to commit offences, they will face harsh penalties.
Even Germaine Greer, who once said she didn't wear knickers, may break the habit of a lifetime.
As he's taking such good care of the rest of his body, I can only assume that teeth cleaning was given a low priority in his family and it's hard for him to break the habit.