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habit

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Singular
habit

Plural
habits

A monk wearing his habit
  1. A habit is something that you do regularly.
    John, don't bite your fingernails. It's a bad habit.
    Marjorie has a habit of buying Christmas presents early, hiding them away like a squirrel, and then forgetting all about them.
  2. A habit is what people in certain jobs wear, generally religious jobs. These people can be recognized by their habits.
    The monk's habit was black.
  3. A habit is the form of growth of a plant or, sometimes, an animal.
    Some corals grow with a branching habit.

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