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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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while there should be no rule that a new-born child takes the habitual residence of the mother, the child's place of birth should carry little weight where the only reason that the child has been born in a particular place is because the mother has been deprived of her autonomy to choose where to give birth.
Nesta linha, sensores de movimentos como pedometro, tem sido utilizado para classificar o nivel de atividade fisica habitual, por apresentar boa aplicacao, facil manuseio e baixo custo (Guedes e Guedes, 2006; Porto, 2007; Rosa e colaboradores, 2011), auxiliando na monitoracao da prescricao e estipulando metas de passos diarios (Matsudo, Araujo e Matsudo, 2006).
In this study, we found that the bone density of heel calcaneus was improved by habitual exercise, and this improvement depends on the presence of PvuII and XbaI genotypes.
Durative progressive habitual expresses a durative progressive situation that is represented as habitual.
The Court also noted that Section 50, paragraph B (6) of the 2017 RACCS also classifies habitual tardiness as a grave offense if reporting late for duty has prejudiced the operations in the office.
Regarding beliefs, habitual waterpipe users were more likely to consider this type of consumption to be less harmful to health than cigarettes, and to be something which does not affect passive smokers.
A person commits the offense of armed habitual criminal when he or she knowingly possesses a firearm after being convicted of at least two qualifying gun-related offenses.
The total number of people in Slovakia with different permanent and habitual residence is 461,000, or 9 percent of the total number of inhabitants.The highest difference between the identified habitual and permanent residence is mostly in regional capitals that also serve as catchment areas.
This collection of habitual behaviors, along with its formation, dynamics, and the basis of experience and knowledge, is called one's habitual domain.
"The predicate convictions supporting the habitual criminal portions of the indictments were the result of guilty pleas tendered by the defendant in 2008.
SAHIWAL -- District and Sessions Court Judge Rana Masood Akhter has banned the entry of a man to courts of the district by declaring him a 'habitual litigant and tout' for he has filed more than 100 cases against judicial officers, lawyers, public servants and other members of the public.
Data exist suggesting that the adverse effects of skipping breakfast may occur only in habitual breakfast eaters.