human Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"human" in British English

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humanadjective

uk   us   /ˈhjuː.mən/
B1 of or ​typical of ​people: The human body is ​composed of about 60 ​percentwater. Early human remains were ​found in the Dordogne ​region of France. Victory in the ​war was ​achieved at the ​cost of ​great human suffering. The ​inspectordeclared the ​meat fit for humanconsumption (= in good enough ​condition for ​people to ​eat). Of ​course I make ​mistakes, I'm only human (= I am not ​perfect). The ​fault was ​due to human error (= a ​person making a ​mistake).
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humannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhjuː.mən/ (also human being)
B1 a man, woman, or ​child: The ​greatestdamage being done to ​ourplanet today is that being done by humans.
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(Definition of human from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"human" in American English

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humanadjective

 us   /ˈhju·mən/
of or ​typical of ​people: the human ​body Of ​course I make ​mistakes, I’m only human (= not ​perfect). The ​accident was ​due to human ​error (= a person’s ​mistake).
(Definition of human from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"human" in Business English

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humanadjective

uk   us   /ˈhjuːmən/
relating to ​people: Most of the problems were caused by human ​error, ​poorcommunication and ​staffingissues. The new ​regulations would ​improvelabourconditions and ​protect human ​welfare.

humannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhjuːmən/ (also human being)
a ​person: Industrial ​waste can pose a serious threat to humans and the ​environment.
(Definition of human from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “human”
in Korean 인간의…
in Arabic بَشَري…
in Malaysian manusia…
in French humain…
in Russian человеческий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人的, 人類的…
in Italian umano…
in Turkish insanî, insana ait/özgü…
in Polish ludzki…
in Spanish humano…
in Vietnamese thuộc con người…
in Portuguese humano…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับมนุษย์…
in German menschlich…
in Catalan humà…
in Japanese 人間の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人的, 人类的…
in Indonesian manusia…
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