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a. Done by habit: habitual lying.
b. Being so by habit: a habitual liar. See Synonyms at chronic.
2. Established by long use; usual: my habitual place. See Synonyms at usual.
3. Grammar Designating an action or state that lasts for or is repeated over an extended duration, expressed in English by such means as the simple present tense (She works downtown) and the phrase used to (A factory used to be located at that intersection).

ha·bit′u·al·ly adv.
ha·bit′u·al·ness n.
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The quality or condition of being usual:
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As Ungerer (2007) notes, habitualness can be replaced by characteristic engagement (runner, snorer), action-oriented disposition (left-hander, hardliner), possession of an attribute (widower), or performing a context-dependent action (thanker).
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Perhaps the reason for a comparatively low rating of the communication value is in its habitualness and availability as we do not realize the value of the air in everyday life situations.