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human

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adjective hu·man \ˈhyü-mən, ˈyü-\

Definition of human

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of humans (see 2human) the human brain human voices problems that have occurred throughout human history

  2. 2 :  consisting of humans everyone held hands and made a human chain

  3. 3a :  having human form or attributes the statue is more human than the beings at his feet — Clifton Fadimanb :  representative of or susceptible to the sympathies and frailties of human nature human kindness a human weakness such an inconsistency is very human — P. E. More

humanness

play \ˈhyü-mən-nəs, ˈyü-\ noun

Examples of human in a Sentence

  1. problems that have occurred throughout human history

  2. She is a very kind and human person.

  3. The dog's expression was almost human.

  4. The assembly line was a human machine.

  5. Everyone held hands and formed a human chain.

Origin and Etymology of human

Middle English humain, from Anglo-French, from Latin humanus; akin to Latin homo human being — more at homage


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Anthropology Terms


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human

noun hu·man

Definition of human

  1. :  a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) :  a person :  man 1c —usually plural a disease that affects both humans and animals incomprehensible to us humans — William James; broadly :  hominid the least developed of all ancestral humans — A. L. Kroeber

humanlike

play \ˈhyü-mən-ˌlīk, ˈyü-\ adjective

Examples of human in a Sentence

  1. humans are the only mammals not endowed with a natural defense against the elements, such as fur or a thick hide

Origin and Etymology of human

see 1human


First Known Use: 1509

Other Anthropology Terms


HUMAN Defined for English Language Learners

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human

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adjective hu·man \ˈhyü-mən, ˈyü-\

Definition of human for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or affecting people

  • : typical of people

  • : having good or bad qualities that people usually have

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human

noun hu·man

Definition of human for English Language Learners

  • : a person


HUMAN Defined for Kids

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human

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adjective hu·man \ˈhyü-mən, ˈyü-\

Definition of human for Students

  1. 1 :  of, being, or characteristic of people as distinct from animals the human body

  2. 2 :  having the form or characteristics of people The expression on the dog's face was almost human.


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human

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noun hu·man

Definition of human for Students

humanlike

\ˈhyü-mən-ˌlīk, ˈyü-\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

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human

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adjective hu·man \ˈhyü-mən, ˈyü-\

Medical Definition of human

  1. 1a:  of, relating to, or characteristic of humans the human body human biochemistryb:  primarily or usually harbored by, affecting, or attacking humans human diseases human parasites

  2. 2:  being or consisting of humans the human race

  3. 3:  consisting of members of the family Hominidae :  hominid

humanness

\-mən-nəs\play noun

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human

noun hu·man

Medical Definition of human

  1. :  a bipedal primate mammal of the genus Homo (H. sapiens) :  man; broadly :  hominid

humanlike

\-ˌlīk\play adjective


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