Definition of human being in English:

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human being

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noun

A man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.
Example sentences
  • It is no use pointing out the obvious differences between human beings and all other animals.
  • There is a great effort by many human beings to control the animal populations.
  • We human beings differ from most animals in that we act upon nature to produce the things we want and need.

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Syllabification: hu·man be·ing

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