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Suitable to live in or on; inhabitable: habitable land.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin habitābilis, from habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

hab′it·a·bil′i·ty n.
hab′it·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.habitability - suitability for living in or on
fitness, fittingness - the quality of being suitable; "they had to prove their fitness for the position"


[ˌhæbɪtəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N [of building, area] → habitabilidad f
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Nevertheless," retorted one of the audience, "there are many arguments against the habitability of the worlds.
His objection has its merits, I admit; but I think we may successfully combat it, as well as all others which affect the habitability of other worlds.
There is another altogether different line of argument in favor of the habitability of the stars, which I omit for the present.
He was, therefore, under extremely favorable conditions for solving that great question of the habitability of the moon; but the solution still escaped him; he could distinguish nothing but desert beds, immense plains, and toward the north, arid mountains.
In addition to the intrinsic interest of Europa's habitability and the existence of biological activity there, the study is also a gateway to understanding the origin and evolution of life in the universe," Galante said.
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I believe that this award not only reflects the achievements of the Supply Department, but the ship as a unit and team who worked together during an arduous deployment to maintain strict accountability of critical parts, keep more than 80 percent of the ship's equipment operational, and provide quality habitability for the crew and Marines on onboard," Lt.
JCI, which provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, zeroing in on habitability, fabrication, electrical and piping solutions to US Navy vessels, further cements US Joiner's position on the US Navy MRO market and boosts its presence in the Pacific, the buyer said.
While the permafrost of the polar latitudes may seem distant and disconnected from the daily activities of most of us, its potential to alter the planet's habitability when destabilised is very real.