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"human" in British English

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humanadjective

uk   /ˈhjuː.mən/  us   /ˈhjuː.mən/
B1 of or typical of people: The human body is composed of about 60 percent water. 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 inspector declared the meat fit for human consumption (= 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   /ˈhjuː.mən/  us   /ˈhjuː.mən/ (also human being)
B1 a man, woman, or child: The greatest damage being done to our planet 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, poor communication and staffing issues. The new regulations would improve labour conditions 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, ser 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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