What does habitus mean?

Definitions for habitusˈhæb ɪ təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. habitus(noun)

    person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease)

    "the consumptive habitus"

  2. physique, build, body-build, habitus(noun)

    constitution of the human body


  1. habitus(Noun)

    habitude; mode of life; general appearance.

  2. Origin: From habitus, from habeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Habitus(noun)

    habitude; mode of life; general appearance

  2. Origin: [L.]


  1. Habitus

    Habitus refers to lifestyle, the values, the dispositions and expectation of particular social groups that are acquired through the activities and experiences of everyday life. Perhaps in more basic terms, the habitus could be understood as a structure of the mind characterized by a set of acquired schemata, sensibilities, dispositions and taste. The particular contents of the habitus are the result of the objectification of social structure at the level of individual subjectivity. The habitus can be seen as counterpoint to the notions of rationality that are prevalent within other disciplines of social science research. It is perhaps best understood in relation to the notion of the 'habitus' and 'field', which describes the relationship between individual agents and the contextual environment.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of habitus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of habitus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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