from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An acquired behavior or trait that is so long practiced as to seem innate.
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- noun idiomatic A
mindset, skill, or type of behaviorso ingrainedthrough habitor practicethat it seems natural, automatic, or without a basis in conscious thought.
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- noun acquired behavior that is practiced so long it seems innate
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the proverb Habit is second nature.]
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