Definition of nonhuman in English:


Syllabification: non·hu·man
Pronunciation: /nänˈ(h)yo͞omən


  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a creature or thing that is not a human being: ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman animals
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    • What ethically significant feature can there be that all human beings but no nonhuman animals possess?
    • From what is known, the six figures are nonhuman creatures with extraordinary, but evil powers.
    • Human curiosity about nonhuman animals takes many forms.


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  • A creature that is not a human being.
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    • The second part of the law was simple but brutal, stating that all non-humans had no choice in their government.
    • Nearly every traditional human problem has been solved, and they live peacefully with benevolent non-humans.
    • Even the other non-humans weren't particularly friendly with her.

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