Definition of human being in English:

human being

Syllabification: hu·man be·ing


  • 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.
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    • 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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