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habit

Pronunciation: hab'it

Definition:

  1. An act, behavioral response, practice, or custom established in one's repertoire by frequent repetition of the same activity.
  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

[L. habeo, pp. habitus, to have]

See Also: addiction

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