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n. pl. habitus
The physical and constitutional characteristics of an individual, especially as related to the tendency to develop a certain disease.

[Latin, condition; see habit.]


n, pl -tus
1. (Medicine) med general physical state, esp with regard to susceptibility to disease
2. (Biology) tendency or inclination, esp of plant or animal growth; habit
[C19: from Latin: state, habit]


(ˈhæb ɪ təs)

n., pl. -tus.
the physical constitution of a person, esp. with regard to susceptibility to disease.
[< New Latin, Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habitus - person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease); "the consumptive habitus"
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
2.habitus - constitution of the human bodyhabitus - constitution of the human body  
bodily property - an attribute of the body
lankiness - a tall and thin physique
dumpiness, squattiness - a short and stout physique
body type, somatotype - a category of physique


The physical or constitutional characteristics of a person:
References in classic literature ?
And the state runneth the danger of that which Tacitus saith; Atque is habitus animorum fuit, ut pessimum facinus auderent pauci, plures vellent, omnes paterentur.
This characteristics of the military professionals is essential to understanding the development and reproduction of the military habitus, and provides an understanding of how those socialized in this field incorporate the concepts of courage and willingness for combat.
The framework, which is meant as an aid for practice, integrates Bourdieu's habitus, field, and capital with the theory of practical wisdom or phronesis.
Para ello, elabora una cronologia sobre las maneras de entender la proteccion social e indaga los procedimientos de la intervencion estatal, para concluir que se sustentaron en lo que llama eventos estatales, la creacion de un habitus estatal y un modus vivendi politico.
The book begins with a reflexive section that places Kedzierska-Manzon in the field, commenting on ethics, aesthetics and human relationships, and introducing the topic of the book: the habitus and imaginaries of Mande hunting practices.
In a strict Bourdieuan model, it is assumed that practices are acquired primarily via mimesis, that the habitus is 'absorbed' more or less tacitly (except for the occasional admonition to stand up straight or hold your knife properly, as Bourdieu famously mentions, e.
El habitus musical de ballet clasico, la danza moderna y la contemporanea.
In this sense, habitus is a historical concept that is intrinsically linked to each individual's personal trajectory.
Like Sahlins, Sissons develops a version of habitus from Bourdieu's theory of practice and applies this to chiefly iconoclasm.
While Hoccleve's speaker may have been guilty of breaking social rules to focus on his appetites, Hoccleve the poet uses his poem to argue for a textual identity more in keeping with the acceptable practices, or habitus, of "freendes" to have his speaker learn that friendship relies on love and not the satisfaction of appetites.
Habitus is the Latin word from which we get the English "habit.
A incorporacao (no sentido da inculcacao) do conhecimento pratico se estabelece, entao, por meio de uma dialetica temporal complexa, na qual as estruturas sociais e os componentes experienciais associados a uma pratica do passado sao atualizados e revividos por individuos no presente, em um processo no qual se busca, de alguma maneira, reproduzir as disposicoes do habitus e as peculiaridades do contexto ao qual a pratica esta associada.