human meaning

[ 'hju:mən ] Pronunciation:   "human" in a sentence
Adjective: human  hyoomun
  1. Characteristic of humanity
    "human nature" 
  2. Relating to a person
    "the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects" 
  3. Having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings
    "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
Noun: human  hyoomun
  1. Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    - homo, man, human being

Derived forms: humans

See also: anthropoid, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphous, earthborn, fallible, frail, hominal, hominian, hominid, hominine, humanlike, humanly, humanness, imperfect, manlike, weak

Type of: hominid

Antonym: nonhuman

Part of: genus Homo

Encyclopedia: Human, All-Too-Human Human Human, Ukraine Human, All Too Human

n : a bipedal primate mammal of the genus Homo (H. sapiens) : MAN; broadly : any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae — hu·man·like adj
a : of, relating to, or characteristic of humans ‹the vulnerability of the human body› ‹human chorionic gonadotropin› ‹human growth hormone›
b : primarily or usu. harbored by, affecting, or attacking humans ‹human appendicitis› ‹the common human flea›
2 : being or consisting of humans ‹the human race›
3 : consisting of members of the family Hominidae : HOMINIDhu·man·ness n


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  1. cystinuria is another human disorder.
  2. human nature is particularly prone to it.
  3. the accident was caused by human error.
  4. this was no moment for human glory.
  5. human nature is a nuisance, isn't it?

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