For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...


The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun habituation:


Definition of the noun habituation

What does habituation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: habituations

  1. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  2. a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions

Alternative definition of the noun habituation


  1. The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.


habituation is a gene ontology group, gene group.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Habituation

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewBehavior Analysis and Learning (2013)

Fourth Edition by W. David Pierce, Carl D. Cheney

Habituation is a behavioral process that has come about because of phylogenetic history. Those animals that habituated were more likely to survive and produce offspring. A herbivore that runs away each time the grass rustles gets less to eat ...

Google previewAdvances in Psychological Science, Volume 2 (2014)

Biological and Cognitive Aspects by Fergus Craik, Michele Robert,, Michel Sabourin

Habituation is the waning in a reflex response to successive presentations of a stimulus.4 It is widely observed with many different responses and stimuli and across species ranging from protists to humans (Eisenstein & Peretz, 1973; Jennings ...

Google previewDepression

Habituation is the process to which is attributed the reduction in responsiveness brought about by repeated stimulation without reinforcement. An example is the waning of the eye-blink response to a puff of air on to the ...

Google previewConnectionist Models of Cognition and Perception (2002)

Proceedings of the Seventh Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, Brighton, England, 17-19 September 2001

ca -sverker/ Habituation is the fundamental property that the efficiency of neural cells diminishes over repeated stimulation. A model for how habituation influences episodic tests is suggested. During encoding or presentation ...

Google previewIn Vitro Culture of Higher Plants (1999)

by R.L.M Pierik

Habituation is the phenomenon in which in vitro cultures (which initially required a regular for growth and/or organ formation) after a period (after a few subcultures) no longer have a requirement for or require less regulators. This is often seen ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Psychology (2008)

by Neil J. Salkind, Kristin Rasmussen

Long-term habituation also prevents complete spontaneous recovery. Instead, the size of spontaneous recovery may decrease with each repetition of habituation followed by spontaneous recovery. Dishabituation Habituates The repeated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

The second characteristic, habituation consists of two parts, partially habituated and fully habituated. 1.

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

See also: Habituation Habitador Mexican colloquial term for a middleman who transfers opium gum to a processing center. Habito Colloquial term for habit, addiction. Habituacion (a drogas) Addiction, habit. Habituate To accustom by frequent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education, 3 Volume Set (2007)

by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Habituation is a decline in response to a stimulus that is presented repeatedly but that signals the onset of no other stimulus. For example, a loud noise may evoke a startle response at first but little response after its twentieth repetition. A new ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008)

by Gilbert Reyes, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford

Habituation involves a reduction in an unconditioned response (UCR) upon repeated presentation of an unconditioned stimulus (UCS). For example, habituation might involve a decrease in the startle response (UCR) when a loud noise ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

Habituation is a process that has been observed in humans and in all other animals which results in the lessening of stimulus over time. An example is pain, which may be very sharp initially, but which becomes more manageable in the course ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann

Habituation Stimulus-specific ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress (2000)

habituation, a decrease in the amplitude of the stress re- sponse after repeated exposure to the same ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Mind (2013)

by Harold Pashler

Repetition of the stimulus without consequence results in a decrement of the orienting response called habituation. Habituation is a form of learning in which an organism determines that the presentation of a stimulus is not paired with a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol.

Synonyms Drug addiction; Drug habituation Definition Dependence as a general term can be defined as the state of needing or dependingon something or someone for support or to function or to survive. Drug dependence is a state of ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Habituation

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Habituation

If you need images about Habituation for an article or a report, you can download stock photos at a very small price:
Small photo of Baby on the pot, process of habituation More...

Quotes about Habituation

It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the result of a certain habituation, or of the influence of the mind. (Johannes P. Muller)
more quotes about habituation...

Scrabble value of H4A1B3I1T1U1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Habituation to see it in context!

Privacy Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary