Associations to the word «Human»

Wiktionary

HUMAN, adjective. (notcomp) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
HUMAN, adjective. (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.
HUMAN, noun. A human being, whether man, woman or child.
HUMAN, verb. (rare) To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human.
HUMAN BEHAVIOUR, noun. The academic study of how human beings make decisions and how these decisions are influenced by a number of factors such as culture, emotions, genetics and authority.
HUMAN BEING, noun. A person; a large sapient, bipedal primate, with notably less hair than others of that order, of the species Homo sapiens.
HUMAN BEING, noun. Another, extinct member of the genus Homo.
HUMAN BEINGS, noun. Plural of human being
HUMAN CANNONBALL, noun. A circus performer who is launched from a specially designed cannon.
HUMAN CAPITAL, noun. The stock of competencies, knowledge, habits, social and personality attributes, including creativity, cognitive abilities, embodied in the ability to perform labor so as to produce economic value.
HUMAN CHATTEL, noun. Human beings considered property, that is, slaves.
HUMAN CHEESE, noun. Cheese made with human breast milk.
HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, noun. A peptide hormone, produced during pregnancy, that prevents the breakdown of the corpus luteum and maintains progesterone production.
HUMAN CONDITION, noun. (usually preceded by the) The characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality.
HUMAN ENHANCEMENT, noun. (biology) The use of technology or natural means to overcome the limitations of the human body.
HUMAN ENHANCEMENT, noun. (philosophy) A social philosophy which advocates for the use of technology or natural means to overcome the limitations of the human body.
HUMAN FLEA, noun. A species of flea, Pulex irritans, with a variety of hosts, that is relatively prevalent among humans.
HUMAN FLEAS, noun. Plural of human flea
HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, proper noun. (genetics) an organized international scientific endeavour to determine the complete structure of human genetic material (DNA), identify all the genes, and to understand their function
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, noun. The branch of geography that studies the relationships between the physical environment and the activities of humans.
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS, noun. Either of two related viruses (Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) and Human immunodeficiency virus 2 (HIV-2)) that progressively destroy the body's immune system and can lead to AIDS.
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES, noun. (rare) plural of human immunodeficiency virus
HUMAN INTEREST, noun. (journalism) (chiefly attributive) A kind of journalism that discusses a person or people in an emotional way so as to arouse interest or sympathy.
HUMAN INTERFACE DEVICE, noun. (computing) Any hardware device allowing a user to interact with the computer, such as a keyboard or mouse.
HUMAN INTERFACE DEVICES, noun. Plural of human interface device
HUMAN KNOT, noun. A puzzle in which a group of people form a circle and hold hands with others in the circle, and disentangle themselves.
HUMAN MICROPHONE, noun. A means of delivering a speech to a large crowd, where the speaker says a few words at a time, and people within hearing of the speaker repeat it in unison. Used to work around police bans of electronic amplifiers.
HUMAN MOVEMENT, noun. The academic study of how human beings move around, perform and exercise, especially in sport.
HUMAN NATURE, noun. The fundamental set of qualities, and the range of behaviour, shared by all humans.
HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS, noun. Any of a large number of virus species in the Papillomaviridae family that affect humans, sometimes causing cervical or other cancer; it is sometimes classified as a sexually transmitted disease.
HUMAN POTENTIAL MOVEMENT, noun. (psychotherapy) initiative encapsulating self-help groups, encounter groups and sensitivity training in order to attempt to increase human potential
HUMAN POTENTIAL MOVEMENTS, noun. Plural of human potential movement
HUMAN PYRAMID, noun. A tower made of people standing or kneeling on top of each other.
HUMAN PYRAMIDS, noun. Plural of human pyramid
HUMAN RACE, noun. Mankind, humanity; humankind; Homo sapiens
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, noun. The process of hiring and developing employees so that they become more valuable to the organization.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, noun. A department within a business, responsible for carrying out this process.
HUMAN RESOURCES, noun. (management) The personnel department of an organization, dealing with the recruitment, administration, management and training of employees; abbreviated as HR.
HUMAN RESOURCES, noun. (management) The personnel employed in an organization.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, noun. Alternative form of human resource management
HUMAN RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the genus Pneumovirus.
HUMAN RIGHT, noun. A basic right that all humans should be guaranteed.
HUMAN RIGHTS, noun. Plural of human right
HUMAN RIGHTS, noun. The basic rights and freedoms that all humans should be guaranteed, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.
HUMAN SACRIFICE, noun. The killing of one or more human beings as part of religious ritual
HUMAN SACRIFICES, noun. Plural of human sacrifice
HUMAN SEMINAL PLASMA PROTEIN HYPERSENSITIVITY, noun. (pathology) A rare allergy to certain proteins found in human semen.
HUMAN SHIELD, noun. Deliberate placement of civilians in or around combat targets to deter an enemy from attacking those targets
HUMAN SHIELDS, noun. Plural of human shield
HUMAN SMUGGLING, noun. The illegal transportation of a person or persons across an international border.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING, noun. A criminal activity in which people are recruited, harboured, transported, bought, or kidnapped to serve an exploitative purpose, such as sexual slavery, forced labor, or child soldiery.
HUMAN YEAR, noun. (informal) A regular calendar year, as opposed to a dog year or the "year" of any other animal species.
HUMAN YEAR, noun. A unit of age relative to the species being considered, defined such that an animal's age in "human years" is the equivalent age of a human being in calendar years.
HUMAN YEARS, noun. Plural of human year

Dictionary definition

HUMAN, noun. Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage.
HUMAN, adjective. Characteristic of humanity; "human nature".
HUMAN, adjective. Relating to a person; "the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects".
HUMAN, adjective. Having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty".

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