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  1. habilitationnoun

    Equipment; qualification.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Habilitationnoun


    Etymology: from habilitate.

    The things formerly spoken of, are but habilitations towards arms; and what is habilitation without intention and act? Francis Bacon, Essay 30.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Habilitationnoun

    equipment; qualification

  2. Etymology: [LL. habilitatio: cf. F. habilitation.]


  1. Habilitation

    Habilitation is the highest academic qualification a scholar can achieve by his or her own pursuit in many countries in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Earned after obtaining a research doctorate, such as a PhD, habilitation requires that the candidate write a professorial thesis based on independent scholarship, reviewed by and defended before an academic committee in a process similar to that of the doctoral dissertation. However, the level of scholarship has to be considerably higher than that required for a research doctoral thesis in terms of quality and quantity, and must be accomplished independently, in contrast with a PhD dissertation typically directed or guided by a faculty supervisor. In the sciences, publication of numerous research articles is required during the habilitation period of about 4 to 10 years. In the humanities, a major book publication may be a prerequisite for defense. The teaching ability of the habilitation candidate is usually also evaluated. Whereas the PhD is sufficient qualification for a full university faculty position in many other countries, where in use, only the habilitation qualifies the holder to independently supervise doctoral candidates.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Habilitation

    ha-bil-i-tā′shun, n. (Bacon) qualification: (U.S.) the act of supplying money to work a mine.—n. Habilitā′tor, one who does so.—v.i. Habil′itate, to acquire certain necessary qualifications, esp. for the office of teacher in a German university (Ger. habilitiren). [Low L. habilitation -em—L. habilis, able.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of habilitation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of habilitation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    • A. abhor
    • B. elaborate
    • C. abduct
    • D. emanate

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