late 14c., "act or fact of dwelling;" also "place of lodging, abode," from Old French habitacion, abitacion "a dwelling; act of dwelling" (12c.) or directly from Latin habitationem (nominative habitatio) "a dwelling," noun of action from past participle stem of habitare "to inhabit, dwell" (see habitat).
1. Our new habitation was an excavation made in the earth.
2. Signs of habitation appeared and the fields gave way to houses.
3. They looked around for any signs of habitation.
4. The housing was unfit for human habitation .
5. The broken - down old house was not fit for human habitation.