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  • Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
  • Having the nature or attributes of a human being.


  • The tallest, most abundant and most intelligent of primates; Homo sapiens.
  • Any hominid of the genus Homo.


  • To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human.


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  • From Late Middle English humayne, humain, from Middle French humain, from Old French humain, umain, from Latin hūmānus ("of or belonging to a man, human, {{l")}}, from humus, with unclear ū. Spelling human has been predominant since the early 18th century.

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