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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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"The experimental scheme is meant to cater to these passenger riding habits, by the deployment of express trains that will skip other stations and go directly to the ones with most activity," the DOTC said.
The tour also promoted Yamaha's safe riding education program - Yamaha Safe Riding Science (YSRS) for inculcating safe riding habits and raising traffic safety awareness among local communities.
Male or female, jockeys' riding habits have continued to be influenced by reforms introduced to promote equine and human welfare and improve the sport's image, the latest example being the ban on remounting during a race.
New riding habits cost around pounds 600, but as in the case of all tack, they will last a long time if looked after properly.
It seems to me that the proposed legislation would legalize the current riding habits of most cyclists and legitimize these generally respectful interactions.
These were the luckless people who, at the end of the day, could be relied upon to sponge down filthy riding habits stinking of sweat after a day's fox-hunting.
Sagcal said the four-week test run was meant to "monitor how much passengers are willing to alter their riding habits by commuting earlier in the morning or later in the evening."
Overwhelmed by the public response everywhere, Yamaha is back in Delhi with another round of this event, and hopes that it will go a long way in inculcating safe riding habits among everyone who have a passion for biking.
``But the anti-social riding habits of the minority will not be tolerated.''
Yamaha acknowledges its Corporate Social Responsibility towards the society and is regularly conducting safe riding education program - Yamaha Safe Riding Science (YSRS) for inculcating safe riding habits and raising traffic safety awareness among local communities.