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  1. hu·man
    IPA[ˈ(h)yo͞omən]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. a human being, especially a person as distinguished from an animal or (in science fiction) an alien.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: human, plural noun: humans

    • adjective

      relating to or characteristic of humankind:

      of or characteristic of people as opposed to God or animals or machines, especially in being susceptible to weaknesses:

    • noun

      a human being.
    • plural

      the personnel of a business or organization, especially when regarded as a significant asset:

      the department of a business or organization that deals with the hiring, administration, and training of personnel:

    • noun

      a line of people formed for passing things quickly from one site to another:

      a line or circle of people linking hands in a protest or demonstration:

    • noun

      the aspect of a story in the media that interests people because it describes the experiences or emotions of individuals:
    • noun

      a person or group of people held near a potential target to deter attack.
    • noun

      the scientific study of human beings and populations from a biological point of view:
    • noun

      the management of industrial labor, especially with regard to relationships between people and machines; ergonomics.
    • noun

      the branch of geography dealing with how human activity affects or is influenced by the earth's surface.
    • noun

      a virus with subtypes that cause diseases in humans ranging from common warts to cervical cancer.
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