Definition of nonhuman in English:

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nonhuman

Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈ(h)yo͞omən/

adjective

Relating to or characteristic of a creature or thing that is not a human being: ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman animals
More example sentences
  • 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.

noun

A creature that is not a human being.
Example sentences
  • 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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