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habit

hab·it

habit

 
pronunciation:
hae biht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a regular action or activity.
He is in the habit of washing the dishes right after dinner.
similar words:
chore, pattern, policy, procedure, way
definition 2: a fixed, repeated action, often done without meaning or wanting to.
She has an annoying habit of tapping her fingers.
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  behavior, tradition
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The word habit contains the following part:
hab, hib Latin root that means hold, have