Meaning of human being

hu'man be'ing

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any individual of the genus Homo, esp. a member of the species Homo sapiens.
  2. a person, esp. as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species: living conditions not fit for human beings; a very generous human being.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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