[huh-bich-oo-ey-shuh n] /həˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/
the act of .
the condition of being .
physiological tolerance to or psychological dependence on a drug, short of addiction.
reduction of psychological or behavioral response occurring when a specific stimulus occurs repeatedly.
the act or process of habituating
(psychol) the temporary waning of an innate response that occurs when it is elicited many times in succession Compare extinction (sense 6)
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin habituationem, noun of action from habituare (see habituate (v.)).
habituation ha·bit·u·a·tion (hə-bĭch’ōō-ā’shən)
[huh-bich-oo-ey, -bich-oo-ey; French a-bee-twey] /həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪ, -ˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ; French a biˈtweɪ/ noun, plural habitués [huh-bich-oo-eyz, -bich-oo-eyz; French a-bee-twey] /həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪz, -ˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪz; French a biˈtweɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a frequent or habitual visitor to a place: a habitué of art galleries. /həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪ/ noun 1. a frequent visitor to a place n. 1818, from French habitué, […]
[hab-i-tuh s] /ˈhæb ɪ təs/ noun, plural habitus. 1. the physical characteristics of a person, especially appearance and constitution as related to disease. /ˈhæbɪtəs/ noun (pl) -tus 1. (med) general physical state, esp with regard to susceptibility to disease 2. tendency or inclination, esp of plant or animal growth; habit habitus hab·i·tus (hāb’ĭ-təs) n. pl. […]
n. 1550s, method of divination by walking in a circle till the person falls down from dizziness, the inference being drawn from the place in the circle at which he fell, from Medieval Latin gyromantia, from Greek gyyros “circle” (see gyre) + manteia “divination, oracle” (see -mancy).
noun, Physics. 1. the ratio of the magnetic moment of a rotating charged particle to its angular momentum. noun 1. (physics) the ratio of the magnetic moment of a rotating charged particle, such as an electron, to its angular momentum
[jahy-roh-mag-net-ik] /ˌdʒaɪ roʊ mægˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the properties of a rotating charged particle. /ˌdʒaɪrəʊmæɡˈnɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of or caused by magnetic properties resulting from the spin of a charged particle, such as an electron