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  • adj. Having characteristics of a human

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. resembling a human.

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

  • adj. suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things


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  • The schematic of Brahma-Shiva vanished, to be replaced at once by a depiction of a being that could be described as humanlike only in the broadest of terms.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • Really pointing out that things in “natural philosophy” could be worked out not by some kind of humanlike reasoning, but rather by representing the world in terms of mathematical constructs — and then using the abstract methods of mathematics (and calculus and so on) to work out their behavior.

    Wolfram Blog : Stephen Wolfram on the Quest for Computable Knowledge

  • Not that I object to a different "humanlike" creature or hominid out there.

    Agogwe, Bigfoot and Hobbits

  • There was no sign of excitement or any other kind of humanlike emotion on their ugly faces with their shrivelled, onion-shaped noses.

    Unleashed Powers

  • A pile of "humanlike" bones recovered over the years the total volume of which would fill half a phone booth does not science make. See "

    From On High

  • He was silent for a moment, then with a humanlike sigh he seemed to give up, slumped down on the deck.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Throughout the afternoon, the mariachis play, the food and drink flow, and the children run happily around the huge Death statue and a small field of humanlike skulls spread out on patches of grass, in grids.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Among the things it will carry to the International Space Station will be a humanlike robot designed to help astronauts aboard the station carry out several common tasks.

    Space Shuttle Discovery to Carry Robot on Final Mission

  • But ultimately, at least according to some scholars, it caused early humans to overreact and attribute humanlike cognition to things that in fact have no capacity for thought.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • So God is regularly presented as humanlike: He “stands” next to Moses on Mount Sinai and “passes in front of him” Exodus 34:5–6; from the context it would appear that, in this visionary moment, God is not much bigger in size than Moses.

    In the Valley of the Shadow


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