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HABITUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does habitus mean? 

HABITUS (noun)
  The noun HABITUS has 2 senses:

1. person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease)
2. constitution of the human body

  Familiarity information: HABITUS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HABITUS (noun)


Sense 1habitus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

the consumptive habitus

Hypernyms ("habitus" is a kind of...):

predisposition; sensitivity (susceptibility to a pathogen)


Sense 2habitus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constitution of the human body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

body-build; build; physique; habitus

Hypernyms ("habitus" is a kind of...):

bodily property (an attribute of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "habitus"):

lankiness (a tall and thin physique)

dumpiness; squattiness (a short and stout physique)

body type; somatotype (a category of physique)


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