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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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habitationhab‧i‧ta‧tion /ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən/ noun formal  1 unfit for human habitation2 [uncountable]HOME the act of living in a place There was no sign of habitation as far as the eye could see.3 [countable]TBBHOME a house or place to live in
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habitationThe canceled habitation module was designed to house four astronauts.The Clovis record has stood since the late 1930s, though numerous contenders for evidence of earlier human habitation have arisen.It stands in a field completely cut off from human habitation.They assert that the destiny of the soul is related to the activity of the soul during its habitation in the body.The next habitation was a further ten miles away, at Shiel Bridge.What are the chances of achieving permanent habitation in space?The social base for Congress had been the landed elite and the rural habitations they controlled.Unlike habitation sites, they have little domestic refuse and, unlike cemetery sites, they do not normally contain burials.
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