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  ( humans    plural  )
1       adj   Human means relating to or concerning people.  
ADJ n  
...the human body., ...human history.     
2       n-count   You can refer to people as humans, especially when you are comparing them with animals or machines.  
Its rate of growth was fast<endash>much more like that of an ape than that of a human.     
3       adj   Human feelings, weaknesses, or errors are ones that are typical of humans rather than machines. ever growing risk of human error...     

human being        ( human beings    plural  ) A human being is a man, woman, or child.      n-count  
human growth hormone        ( human growth hormones    plural  ) Human growth hormone is a hormone that is used to help short people, especially short children, to grow taller. The abbreviation HGH is also used.      n-var  
human interest     
If something such as a news story has human interest, people are likely to find it interesting because it gives interesting details about the person or people involved.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...a human interest story.     
human nature     
Human nature is the natural qualities and ways of behaviour that most people have.      n-uncount  
It seems to be human nature to worry.     
human race     
The human race is the same as mankind.      n-sing   the N  
Can the human race carry on expanding and growing the same way that it is now?     
human resources     
In a company or other organization, the department of human resources is the department with responsibility for the recruiting, training, and welfare of the staff. The abbreviation HR is often used.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount   (=personnel)  
human rights     
Human rights are basic rights which many societies believe that all people should have.      n-plural  
human shield     
If a group of people are used as a human shield in a battle or war, they are put in a particular place so that the enemy will be unwilling to attack that place and harm them.      n-sing  
non-human      , nonhuman  
Non-human means not human or not produced by humans.      adj  
  (Antonym: human)   
Hostility towards outsiders is characteristic of both human and non-human animals.     
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Cyber etiquette is human or auto machine conduct socially acceptable in cyber world
The study of human action and conduct.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ...
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
the decision is yours
something is easy to do
It is healthy to laugh
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
he is a very good seller
to release sth that is tied up
expression used when nothing is going well
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
a senior person who is an Internet user
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
the carrot is more effective than the stick
Cybercrime is criminal action of commission or omission with intent to harm targeting humans or machines using any telecommunication device via internet online or offline
[Leg.];[Tech.] cybercrime means hacking, bullying, identity theft
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
Unique user’s identity on internet is simply is user life in cyberspace while if user leave no record or trace of his virtual life is virtual death.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.


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