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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"
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[ˌhæbɪtəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N [of building, area] → habitabilidad f
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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.
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So, Kane and colleagues started exploring the case of habitability in Omega Centauri.
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