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  • adj. Not human. Not of the human race.
  • n. A creature or thing that is not human.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not human. Opposite of human.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings

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Examples

  • Research conducted in nonhuman primates shows male nonhuman primates are more susceptible to age-related cognitive decline.

    Science Press Release Synopses

  • But, in nonhuman models where extensive experimental tools are available, there is cause for optimism that the contribution of regulatory sequences to evolution will be increasingly well understood in the near term.

    2005 July - Telic Thoughts

  • Other experiments find the same numerical understanding in nonhuman primates, including macaques and tamarins, and in dogs.

    Is God an Accident?

  • To all such assertions the correct response requires no strong proof of language or logic in nonhuman brains.

    Political Animals

  • And once a nonhuman was a royal favorite, it would be much more difficult for other interests to get laws restricting the rights of nonhumans past the High King.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale

  • The Chinese may not have been allowed to own property, but they were never defined as nonhuman in the way in which blacks in the United States were defined during the period of slavery in the South, and that, I think, is a very big difference.

    Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation

  • But he doesn't reveal what a splendid eye he has until he switches to some aerial shots of Sarah driving on a road that winds like a ribbon through a forest, a point of view that suggests that of an eagle - thereby introducing the idea of nonhuman perspectives - and underscores her isolation.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A decision that the X-Men figures indeed do have 'nonhuman' characteristics further proves our characters have special, out-of-this world powers.

    Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #152 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • But afterwards, there was no need for it, except perhaps as a way to make the public feel safe that the Government had a non-superhuman hero leading the "nonhuman" ones.

    John Seavey’s Storytelling Engines: Captain America | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • In recent years many people have argued that moral respect ought also to be extended to things other than persons, such as nonhuman living things and the natural environment.

    Respect

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