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human
I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a human chain (=a large number of people who form a line, a circle etc to do something)
▪ Riot police formed human chains to block demonstrators.
a human characteristic
▪ The power of speech is an entirely human characteristic.
a human gene
▪ The actual number of human genes is still in dispute.
a human tragedy
▪ The UN wants to see an end to the conflict and the human tragedy involved.
a human/animal/plant cell
▪ the structure of plant cells
common/human/public decency (=standards of behaviour that are expected of everyone)
▪ The film was banned on the grounds of public decency.
Equality And Human Rights Commission, the
human activity
▪ There was no sign of any human activity.
human being
▪ a human being
human civilization
▪ the development of human civilization
human communication
▪ Speech is the most effective method of human communication.
human conduct
▪ Societies have certain rules for normal human conduct.
human dignity
▪ Prisoners should be treated with regard for human dignity.
human emotions
▪ the expression of human emotions through music and poetry
human endeavor
▪ an outstanding example of human endeavor
human error (=errors made by people)
▪ Automatic checks reduce the danger of human error.
human evolution
▪ Our ancestors reached a key stage in human evolution when they began to stand up straight.
human existence
▪ Darwin's theory of natural selection changed our view of human existence forever.
human frailties
human frailties
human happiness (=happiness felt by people)
▪ One of the greatest sources of human happiness is love.
human health
▪ Some chemicals pose a significant risk to human health.
human history (=the history of people rather than the world itself)
▪ World War I was the most destructive war in human history up to that time.
human instinct
▪ It's a natural human instinct to comfort someone who is unhappy.
human nature
human nature (=the feelings and ways of behaving that all people have)
▪ Of course she’s jealous – it’s only human nature.
human potential (=people’s abilities or qualities)
▪ Mass unemployment is a shameful waste of human potential.
human race
human relationships
▪ Human relationships fascinate me.
human resources
human right
▪ human rights violations
human rights abuses
▪ An independent committee will look into alleged human rights abuses.
human rights violations (=violations of every person's right to be treated fairly and without cruelty)
▪ There have been protests about human rights violations at the prison.
human rights (=the rights that everyone should have)
▪ This company always operates with respect for human rights.
human sacrifice (=a person killed as a sacrifice)
▪ a human sacrifice
human shield
human values
▪ basic human values such as honesty, decency, and duty
human waste (=from people going to the toilet)
▪ The prison was full of the smell of human waste.
human/animal anatomy
▪ Knowledge of human anatomy is essential to figure drawing.
human/animal behaviour
▪ the scientific study of human behaviour
▪ detailed observations of animal behaviour
human/animal bones
▪ They dug up a lot of human bones from under the castle.
on a human scale (=one that is small enough for people to understand and be happy with)
▪ Architects have been asked to redesign some of the buildings on a more human scale.
peace/human rights etc monitors
▪ The UN is sending peace monitors to the area.
social/human contact (=spending time with other people)
▪ He lived alone and had little human contact.
the human body
▪ There are billions of cells in an adult human body.
the human conscience
▪ The human conscience is a product of civilization.
the human dimension
▪ What the figures cannot show us is the human dimension of the disaster.
the human mind
▪ It is impossible to understand the complex nature of the human mind.
the human psyche
▪ Freud’s account of the human psyche
unfit for human consumption (=not suitable to eat)
▪ The meat was declared unfit for human consumption.
unfit for human habitation (=not good enough to live in)
▪ The house was unfit for human habitation.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
activity
▪ Rather few human activities seem to have their main point merely in themselves.
▪ It has no other being except that which is bestowed upon it by human activity and consciousness.
▪ The navy says that burial at sea is less expensive, demands less shipyard work, and is isolated from human activity.
▪ To Virgil as to all Roman poets, war was the noblest and most glorious of human activities.
▪ Meanwhile, worried scientists have moved beyond offering proof of the ill effects of human activity to proposing solutions.
▪ In advancing the tenets of racism, Western theorists left no avenue of human potentiality and human activity untouched.
▪ For working purposes one can simplify this still further and define sites as places where significant traces of human activity are identified.
▪ More than most human activities, sport reveals this essential truth of existence as it is perceived in the perennial philosophy.
behaviour
▪ This presupposed that virtually all human behaviour was the result of social conditioning.
▪ Most journalists are students of human behaviour.
▪ The inclinations to treat animals kindly are grounded in the analogies to be observed in human behaviour.
▪ Complex human behaviour is seen as established sequences or chains of S-R bonds.
▪ The system represents a remarkable evolutionary adaptation of human behaviour patterns to the conditions of the rain forest.
▪ Some tendencies in human behaviour were encouraged, others repressed, and the results were both pleasant and unpleasant.
▪ There may even be unjustified assumptions about the rationality of human behaviour.
▪ Thirdly, they tend to see human behaviour as shaped by the system.
being
▪ When it came back, with another human being, the little figure had gone.
▪ Much the same applies to human beings.
▪ The human being prefers to be directed, wishing to avoid responsibility.
▪ Nevertheless, he was addressed by another human being.
▪ Fortunately, human beings do not learn in this way.
▪ I felt I was Impersonating a human being.
▪ But such mutual exchange is just what human beings are incapable of sustaining consistently.
▪ Could it possibly apply to human beings?
body
▪ Mercury was believed to possess magical properties and some regarded it as the quintessence of the human body and of all substances.
▪ The canvas at his feet had wrinkled and kinked into the ghost contours of a human body.
▪ It seems to me about the most you can ask of the human body.
▪ The human body does not manufacture unlimited quantities of new lymphocytes.
▪ So what about sanitary towels and tampons: bleached products that also come into intimate contact with the human body?
▪ Some herbs have a tranquilizing effect on the human body.
▪ Of course, any number of fascinating and nasty parasites can join this microbial community and make the human body their home.
▪ This stubborn persistence in life is directly due to the complexity of the human body.
brain
▪ Research has shown that the mechanisms in the human brain go through the anger response in less than a second.
▪ Environmentalists fear the gasoline additive prematurely ages the human brain.
▪ There are more human brain cells on this space station than there are stars in this galaxy.
▪ As similar as mouse brains are to human brains, mice are not men.
▪ The human brain shows a degree of complexity of a different order.
▪ That arrangement is, you know, rather like language in the human brain.
▪ The human brain is no exception.
▪ Capacity of the human brain is around 10 billion neurons with more than a thousand times that many interconnections.
condition
▪ Hypochondria is actually the commonest killer of the lot, when transferred from the human condition to one's pets.
▪ Humpty Dumpty: the purest embodiment of the human condition.
▪ This is, as Morrissey well knows, a perfectly natural human condition.
▪ Even the typewriters seemed to be muffled, recording discreetly the secrets of the human condition.
▪ Rational philosophy explored the human condition without the element of spirit.
▪ But in the larger view, I have done little for the human condition by bringing home the jackpots.
▪ For them to be able to do that, they have to embody a certain aspect of the human condition.
▪ He cared deeply for the human condition.
consciousness
▪ The flow of everyday life provides a context in which individual human consciousness usually operates.
▪ I picture the evolution of human consciousness in the shape of an hourglass.
▪ Hegel detected this dialectical progression in the progress of human consciousness and intellectual - emotional growth.
▪ But one thing it represents far me is this: the eternal conflict between the analytical and creative aspects of human consciousness.
▪ Marx none the less believed that an external reality did exist, and that human consciousness could understand it.
▪ What happens, then, if we substitute the cat with an ape-man, just at the dawn of human consciousness?
▪ That obviously does not extend to the levels of awareness which human consciousness exhibits, but where do you draw the line?
▪ On the starry nighttime side of human consciousness, myth still lives and reigns.
consumption
▪ Where goat milk or milk products are used for human consumption, milk-withholding periods for different drugs should be observed.
▪ Water conflict is inherently local, depending upon neighborhood needs for human consumption, food production, industrial processes and waste treatment.
▪ Cereals for human consumption have not been ground for some years.
▪ Earth could probably support twenty to thirty billion people if farmland were used only to raise food for direct human consumption.
▪ He also sought to preserve wheat for human consumption and issued a proclamation prohibiting the manufacture of starch from wheat.
▪ One family in the Borders was growing 7.5 ha of swedes for human consumption.
▪ The poisonous snakes invite a certain deference, and the rattlesnake is even canned occasionally for human consumption.
dignity
▪ Regulated, socialised economies trample on human dignity, despoil the natural environment and depress economic performance.
▪ The relationship struck at the very roots of their human dignity.
▪ She was spared the trauma of dinner, the object lesson in human dignity, and the smoke of Revolution.
▪ And in this expectation, even were it to be misguided, there is certainly more human dignity.
▪ The real issue, they predict, will boil down to fairness and simple human dignity.
▪ The new technology of automation had stripped them of any human dignity in their labour.
▪ This belief runs counter both to demographics and to the demands of human dignity.
error
▪ Some of the human errors can be reduced, especially in calculations. 3.
▪ Given the climate, these places are vulnerable, and far too easily affected by the least human error or natural misfortune.
▪ Similar human error surfaces in other air pollution disasters such as at Seveso and Bhopal.
▪ He told the story of what had occurred as if it were a natural phenomenon, not mechanical failing or human error.
▪ But they were later blamed on human error.
▪ The crashes have been attributed to a variety of problems, from human error to software glitches to mechanical failure.
▪ This is not the time for reprisals, but let me stress that human error of this magnitude will not be tolerated.
▪ At the same time, computers helped sustained the trading frenzy prompted by human error.
experience
▪ Romantic suspense is what might be called the literature of the night side of human experience.
▪ Nothing in dance is foreign to human experience.
▪ Yet Moore did not think value could only occur in relation to human experience.
▪ It is not just an experience among others, but rather the very heart of human experience...
▪ They can be woven into the fabric of everyday life, the human experiences of trying and failing.
▪ What is to him the heights of human experience?
▪ So utility in information media is not some absolute fact of human experience.
▪ Every facet of daily life was subject to a set of rigid institutional controls and physical sanctions entirely new to human experience.
eye
▪ No human eye had ever seen a hound like this one.
▪ There was the simplicity, death and its suggestion of permanence, that was almost too severe and stark for human eyes.
▪ The human eye has an active role to play in the story.
▪ The human eye and brain are much happier reading short to medium length unjustified lines although books are conventionally justified.
▪ To the human eye horses use five distinctly different facial expressions to suit different circumstances.
▪ In extreme cases the search for order among the chaos can become too difficult for the human eye alone.
▪ These cover a wide field of view without having to swivel as human eyes do.
▪ The role of the human eye was limited to selecting, among randomly mutated progeny over many generations of cumulative evolution.
face
▪ If successful, it will produce a deeper understanding of the human face recognition system.
▪ What he fails to do is to put a human face on these processes.
▪ They might be Capitalism with a human face.
▪ Food brought me back to the human face.
▪ In the dark, Seth would be his true self, his human face off but his dark glasses still on.
▪ They become bogeymen, earthly Aliens, and -- despite the fake human faces they develop -- very easy to spot.
▪ Gombrich makes him think of the readiness with which the eye recognizes the features of the human face.
▪ Whether a capitalist or socialist approach to development is adopted, it must be development with a human face.
form
▪ She preferred the animal forms to human forms and found them easier to draw.
▪ It dissolved into six human forms, each taking on the attributes of head and arms and limbs.
▪ Instead, he says, the Goddess was portrayed in human form.
▪ Golfers had reported seeing what looked like a human form wrapped in a brown shroud falling through the sky.
▪ In how this woman had painted it, she had changed it to a human form.
▪ In meditation, she met a cigarette in human form, to understand what functions smoking was serving for her.
▪ For convenience, this information is not stored in human form, but in some magnetic or electronic device.
habitation
▪ It stands in a field completely cut off from human habitation.
▪ The Clovis record has stood since the late 1930s, though numerous contenders for evidence of earlier human habitation have arisen.
▪ Dauntless was instantly suspicious because there had been no sign of human habitation for days.
▪ Remnants of ancient human habitation abound.
▪ The slums built during the Industrial Revolution soon became unfit for human habitation.
▪ It invented the suburb - the most successful invention in the history of human habitation.
▪ It took them two days before they reached human habitation.
▪ They pronounced the attic unfit for human habitation and Jean-Claude inadequate to support me.
health
▪ The resultant changes in regional species composition have many consequences for human health.
▪ The tests are designed to ensure that the waste does not cause significant damage to marine wildlife or human health.
▪ The convention establishes the principle that nothing that is harmful to human health and marine life can be dumped at sea.
▪ The docs' guesswork just goes to show how miraculously improbable human health really is.
▪ In addition, some packaging which comes into close contact with food has implications on human health and quality of food.
▪ Chiron will have exclusive rights to develop and market any resulting compounds that can be used for human health.
▪ They were a hazard to human health and to wildlife on land and sea.
▪ Inside the body, the virus is powerful and can be extremely damaging to human health.
history
▪ Science in truth is a deeply historical, inescapably collective pursuit that has unfolded throughout human history.
▪ Rarely in the annals of human history has any people committed so much of its treasure to such a noble cause.
▪ In fact, of course, the history of science is human history and human history never runs as logically as this.
▪ In fact, the Neolithic was possibly the most dynamic period in human history.
▪ In the whole of human history there is no record of any such similar happening.
▪ Myth is nothing but natural history, plus human history, in time-disguised and faith-distorted form.
▪ Rather it is to become part of a saving process which embraces the whole of man and all human history.
▪ Periods of punctuated equilibrium are equally visible in human history.
interest
▪ Undoubtedly, the human interest story of how I have managed to be a theoretical physicist despite my disability has helped.
▪ A human interest story, featuring the second-youngest Nobel laureate in history, seemed to him much more promising.
▪ The conflict was not lacking in human interest.
▪ It is the most exciting of all, the richest in human interest, and also the most dangerous.
▪ It represents an idealized view of the information needs of an area of particular human interest or activity.
▪ One clear fact is that those reasons relate entirely to human interests.
▪ For he is above all concerned to deny that the point of the universe is somehow to serve human interests.
▪ Gombe is still inaccessible by road - but despite its isolation, it hasn't lacked human interest.
life
▪ I believe firmly in the sanctity of human life-all human life.
▪ Only if human life is trivial.
▪ Nothing is sacred the United Nations flag, the Red Cross, and least of all human life.
▪ Olympus, removed from the mud and labor of human life.
▪ What about other games in human life?
▪ Whether we do so directly or by implication, we place a value on human life.
▪ We pay the first cost on all human life.
▪ In fact the tension between individual desire and collective weal is present in almost all realms of human life.
mind
▪ But the human mind selects as well as stores.
▪ But maybe total understanding of everything is a bit much to ask of a tiny human mind.
▪ His response is to abandon the troubled human mind, and delve into the animal world instead.
▪ I deny such an idea; the human mind if it desires something strongly enough will achieve anything.
▪ Abstraction is a wonderful property of the human mind, which has given rise both to language and to modern science.
▪ Or was the human mind ready for being stretched, and perhaps into the next stage of development?
▪ Chomsky holds that the acquisition of language is internal to the human mind / brain.
nature
▪ In the first place, it deals with those elements in human nature which are timeless.
▪ How can there be a universal, species-specific human nature when every human being is unique?
▪ The second and opposing view treats political events as the result of forces inherent in human nature.
▪ In general, one claim underpinning the human nature approach seems reasonable-we are not merely the product of our environment.
▪ This criticism challenges the view of human nature and the human condition constructed by liberal theories.
▪ Smith was realistic about human nature and idealistic about the necessity for the exercise of conscience in the marketplace.
▪ And since when have you been such an excellent student of human nature?
▪ She understood human nature, which is the essence of politics.
need
▪ Sensibly, the 1994 United Nations conference on population and development in Cairo focused on human needs rather than human numbers.
▪ The single-parent family is a travesty of human needs.
▪ It encompasses both the art of spin doctoring and also our fragile human need and ability to make huge leaps of faith.
▪ Faith is so universal that most social scientists assume it meets a basic human need.
▪ In other words, human need is more important than Sabbath law.
▪ Meaningful work is satisfying because it is rooted in basic human needs.
▪ Is the goal to maximize corporate profits for the few or to meet all basic human needs and protect the Earth?
▪ He judges success by how effectively human needs are reconciled with the needs of the ecosystem.
race
▪ It was this kind of personal therapy that fortified Ocker Tyron's private contempt for the human race.
▪ Not drawn from a public relations kit, his picture of the future tapped into the oldest dreams of the human race.
▪ Twenty-five percent of the entire human race wiped out at one go.
▪ If you go back further still, the different human races soon merge.
▪ The progress of the human race in understanding the universe has established a small corner of order in an increasingly disordered universe.
▪ Perhaps the human race is beset by problems which it lacks the moral capital to resolve.
▪ Unlike most of his contemporaries, Darwin realized that the human race was not the predictable end-product of a universal progressive trend.
▪ He was so different from John in every way that it was amazing to think the human race could contain them both.
relationship
▪ And it entered his mind uninvited to wonder about the strangeness of human relationships.
▪ Brookner probes with scrupulous attention, keen irony and a profound appreciation of the endless ambivalences that beset human relationships.
▪ It therefore bears scant resemblance to human relationships as we know them.
▪ Therefore a leader must be concerned about tasks and human relationships.
▪ It was one of Baldwin's rare failures in human relationships.
▪ The challenge in this book is to make the most of human relationships without becoming a victim. 2.
▪ To understand the workings of an organisation we need to impose the structure of human relationships on top of the formal structure.
▪ The novel has apocalyptic and millennial flourishes; it bites off the large issue of human relationships with animals.
resource
▪ What characteristics mark out a powerful human resources director, or a chief information officer?
▪ Managers were held accountable for a broader array of financial, strategic, and human resource outcomes.
▪ What I had seen of Czechoslovakia was a society which encouraged a miserable waste of human resources.
▪ The directors of finance, human resources and the parks and recreation departments would no longer need this approval.
▪ Such efforts put heavy strains on the financial and human resources of the organization.
▪ Financial management and the complexities of human resource and contract management are the bread and butter skills of many modern businesses.
▪ Ed, manager of human resource development in a consumer goods company, illustrates such an approach.
sacrifice
▪ She may have originated with the notion of human sacrifice to ensure plentiful crops, for her actions were often bloodthirsty.
▪ There are also stories which point back clearly to a time when there was human sacrifice.
▪ Some certainly saw her as a kind of human sacrifice, albeit a willing one.
▪ Just as humans depend on plants to live, so the Gods depend on human sacrifices for a kind of sustenance.
▪ Hale's eyes stare knowingly at the viewer, a human sacrifice to an alienated and consumerist culture.
▪ Later accounts held that the Druids made Stonehenge, where they supposedly practiced human sacrifice.
▪ He was dressed as a wizard and the whole place was full of drawings of human sacrifices and magic designs.
▪ Believing gods were pacified by human blood, they killed thousands in human sacrifice.
society
▪ Eagleton could not put it more simply: Marxism is a scientific theory of human societies and the practice of transforming them.
▪ But what do those changes mean for the future of human society?
▪ Cultural and social anthropology was then concerned with the evolution of human society and culture.
▪ The problem called by Mead the central issue of every human society arose: what to do with the males.
▪ They refused to accept Morgan's assertion that the gens and group marriage were characteristic of the earlier human societies.
▪ To flourish, human societies need a vision of something better.
▪ Without it there would be no human society.
▪ How, there, could one reform human society or even question it, when its organization reflected spiritual truth? 11.
spirit
▪ Addictive disease originates as a disease of the human spirit.
▪ I could sense the raw and sometimes dangerous expansiveness of the human spirit.
▪ I think you may learn something about the human spirit.
▪ Coleridge insisted, to both the natural world and the human spirit.
▪ In the end it is perhaps rather too tidy and symmetrical an affirmation of the human spirit.
▪ Santiago has crafted a poignant tale that celebrates the human spirit and the triumph of will.
▪ Yet, flickering behind the twisted snarl of resentment of self and the world, is a flame of human spirit.
▪ The experience certainly changed my comprehension of the human spirit.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
human interest/love interest
it's (only/just) human nature
▪ It's human nature to put off doing things you don't like to do.
▪ But it's human nature that people-male or female-will do what they are allowed to get away with.
the human race
▪ Pollution is threatening the future of the human race.
▪ The entire human race could be wiped out by nuclear war.
▪ Until then, no member of the human race had ever been able to make a map of the whole world.
the milk of human kindness
▪ And the milk of human kindness ... Hickory gets used to a new mum.
▪ It is not a thought soggy with the milk of human kindness.
unfit for human habitation
▪ In the 1960s, the flats were declared unfit for human habitation and demolished.
▪ Many of the housing projects are unfit for human habitation.
▪ The court was told that Blake had charged hundreds of dollars in rent for rooms that were unfit for human habitation.
▪ That single room was unfit for human habitation.
▪ The slums built during the Industrial Revolution soon became unfit for human habitation.
▪ They pronounced the attic unfit for human habitation and Jean-Claude inadequate to support me.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
human behavior
▪ Bacteria cannot be seen with the human eye.
▪ the effects of pollution on the human and animal population
▪ The humor springs from basic human emotions like love and fear of failure.
▪ The incident made Herman seem more human to his fans.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ For all he knew it might not be unusual to unearth human bones in grounds such as these.
▪ It abhors all violence and relies upon moral education, love and sympathy to secure human progress.
▪ That the pioneers could hang on at all is monumental testimony to the tenacity of the human will.
▪ The potential applications seemed as boundless as the human imagination.
▪ Therefore, in throwing away his pipe, he intentionally cuts himself off from human pleasures and the ties of home.
▪ To argue that solutions only demean the grandeur of human ignorance?
▪ We can illustrate this by reference to a basic and familiar area of human social experience, courtship and marriage.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
being
▪ Perhaps a more important point is that human beings are not very efficient hosts for yellow-fever virus.
▪ The Goddess did not create human beings as a one-time event thousands of years ago.
▪ The judge grilled him: Have you talked to any human beings?
▪ From that perspective human beings become a species, worth preserving.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But, of course, being known by another human leaves one open to incursion, to cast it in military parlance.
▪ He's not human; he's an empty space disguised as a human.
▪ I can't just let a human take over.
▪ To be treated like a human is a luxury, perhaps, in this age where jobs are scarce.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Human

Human \Hu"man\, a. [L. humanus; akin to homo man: cf. F. humain. See Homage, and cf. Humane, Omber.] Belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices.

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
--Pope.

Human

Human \Hu"man\, n. A human being. [Colloq.]

Sprung of humans that inhabit earth.
--Chapman.

We humans often find ourselves in strange position.
--Prof. Wilson.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
human

mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from Old French humain, umain (adj.) "of or belonging to man" (12c.), from Latin humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized," probably related to homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (compare Hebrew adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) "man, male person."\n

\nAs a noun, from 1530s. Its Old English cognate guma (from Proto-Germanic *guman-) survives only in disguise in bridegroom. Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, American English, apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.

Wiktionary
human
  1. (context notcomp English) Of or belonging to the species ''Homo sapiens'' or its closest relatives. n. A human being, whether man, woman or child. v

  2. (lb en rare) To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human.

WordNet
human
  1. adj. characteristic of humanity; "human nature"

  2. relating to a person; "the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"

  3. having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty" [ant: nonhuman]

human
  1. n. a human being; "there was too much for one person to do" [syn: person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul]

  2. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae [syn: homo, man, human being]

Wikipedia
Human (band)

Human is a death metal band from Christchurch, New Zealand. It was originally formed on 8 March 1992 by brothers Paul and Scott Harrison (on drums and guitars respectively), and vocalist / guitarist Nathan Ballard, with bassist Vaughn Richardson fleshing out the line up in May that same year.

The band entered Nga Matuaka Studios in May and recorded a 3 track demo cassette titled "Organ Splatters" which was distributed freely throughout the heavy metal underground / tape swapping networks around at the time. The band later appeared on a September 1992 addition of New Zealand's 60 Minutes programme on the Television 3 network as part of a documentary that focused on suicide and depression, and the connection to heavy metal music.

The band went on to tour and record many times over in the years to follow, and despite some line up changes, the band continues today.

Human (disambiguation)

Humans are the only living members of the genus Homo. Human may also refer to:

Human (Death album)

Human is the fourth studio album by American Death metal band Death, released on October 22, 1991 by Relativity Records. The album marked the beginning of a major stylistic change for Death, being more technically complex and progressive than the band's previous efforts. The lyrics are more introspective when compared to the gore-based lyrics of Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy or the social commentary on Spiritual Healing. This new style would continue to evolve on all following Death albums. This is the only album to feature guitarist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and the first to feature bassist Steve DiGiorgio.

Bass player Steve DiGiorgio left after the recording of this album (though he would later return to record Individual Thought Patterns). He was replaced by Skott Carino, who toured with the band in 1991 and 1992. Carino also recorded the first half of bass on "Cosmic Sea", and the rest of the song (including the bass solo) was recorded by DiGiorgio. The album also features guitarist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert, both of the bands Æon Spoke and fellow technical death metal pioneers Cynic.

In 2011, Relapse Records and Perseverance Holdings Ltd. re-issued the album to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original release. This edition was remixed by Jim Morris of Morrisound Recording Studios, includes bonus tracks, and was authorized by Schuldiner intellectual property lawyer Eric Greif. Greif stated that it was necessary to remix the album since "unbelievably Sony lost the original tape of the album mixes and any attempt to remaster from a CD would be a ripoff".

Human (The Human League song)

"Human" is a song recorded by British synthpop band The Human League, and released as the first single from their 1986 album Crash. The track, which deals with the subject of infidelity, was written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Human (Rod Stewart album)

Human is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on 12 March 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was Stewart's nineteenth studio album and first, and only release, on Atlantic Records (Atlantic 7567-83411-2), a sister label to his previous label Warner Bros. Records.

It produced the singles "Run Back Into Your Arms", "I Can't Deny It", and "Don't Come Around Here". "I Can't Deny It" became a moderate hit and the album was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry.

Human

Modern humans ( Homo sapiens, primarily ssp. Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of Hominina clade (or human clade), a branch of the taxonomical tribe Hominini belonging to the family of great apes. They are characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and increased tool use, compared to other animals; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.

Early hominins—particularly the australopithecines, whose brains and anatomy are in many ways more similar to ancestral non-human apes—are less often referred to as "human" than hominins of the genus Homo. Several of these hominins used fire, occupied much of Eurasia, and gave rise to anatomically modern Homo sapiens in Africa about 200,000 years ago. They began to exhibit evidence of behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago. In several waves of migration, anatomically modern humans ventured out of Africa and populated most of the world.

The spread of humans and their large and increasing population has had a profound impact on large areas of the environment and millions of native species worldwide. Advantages that explain this evolutionary success include a relatively larger brain with a particularly well-developed neocortex, prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes, which enable high levels of abstract reasoning, language, problem solving, sociality, and culture through social learning. Humans use tools to a much higher degree than any other animal, are the only extant species known to build fires and cook their food, and are the only extant species to clothe themselves and create and use numerous other technologies and arts.

Humans are uniquely adept at utilizing systems of symbolic communication (such as language and art) for self-expression and the exchange of ideas, and for organizing themselves into purposeful groups. Humans create complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups, from families and kinship networks to political states. Social interactions between humans have established an extremely wide variety of values, social norms, and rituals, which together form the basis of human society. Curiosity and the human desire to understand and influence the environment and to explain and manipulate phenomena (or events) has provided the foundation for developing science, philosophy, mythology, religion, anthropology, and numerous other fields of knowledge.

Though most of human existence has been sustained by hunting and gathering in band societies, increasing numbers of human societies began to practice sedentary agriculture approximately some 10,000 years ago, domesticating plants and animals, thus allowing for the growth of civilization. These human societies subsequently expanded in size, establishing various forms of government, religion, and culture around the world, unifying people within regions to form states and empires. The rapid advancement of scientific and medical understanding in the 19th and 20th centuries led to the development of fuel-driven technologies and increased lifespans, causing the human population to rise exponentially. By February 2016, the United States Census Bureau had estimated that the global human population had exceeded 7.3 billion.

Human (Goldfrapp song)

"Human" is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written by the group with members of Startled Insects' (Tim Norfolk and Bob Locke), and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo's debut album Felt Mountain (2000). "Human" is the only track on Felt Mountain with additional songwriters. It was released as the album's third single on 26 February 2001. A sample of Human was used as the basis of the beat for "Freestyle 4" on Kanye West's album The Life of Pablo.

Human (Skye Sweetnam song)

"Human" is the fourth single released by Canadian pop rock singer Skye Sweetnam. The song is the lead single released by Sweetnam off of her second album Sound Soldier. The song was produced by production group The Matrix.

Human (Leo Ku album)

Human is a Cantonese album by the singer Leo Ku, released in August 2006. The song "Never Too Late" earned Ku eighteen awards between the year 2006 and 2007. The song was based on the true story of one of his friends, who worked too hard and neglected the people around him until it was too late. Ku worked with the lyricist Albert Leung , to remind everyone to not work so hard and miss out everything in life.

Human (surname)

Human is a surname of German and English origin which is particularly common in South Africa, the United States and Australia, and may refer to:

  • John Human (born 1912), English cricketer
  • Roger Human (born 1909), English cricketer
  • Shirene Human (born 1980), South African figure skater
  • Daan Human (born 1976), South African rugby union footballer
  • Kost Human, South African rugby league footballer
Human (Stargate Universe)

"Human" is the fourteenth episode of military science fiction television series Stargate Universe. The episode originally aired on April 23, 2010 on Syfy in the United States, and on SPACE in Canada. The episode was directed by series creator, Robert C. Cooper and was written by Jeff Vlaming. The episode focuses on Dr. Rush working on modifying the chair interface, so that he can use it in an attempt to gain access to the master code while replaying the memories during his wife's dying days. The episode was viewed by 1.3 million Americans and was generally well received.

Human (Dungeons & Dragons)

Humans are a race available for player characters in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Although short-lived by comparison, humans are the most populous of all Dungeons & Dragons races. They are renowned for their diversity and ambition, and although they lack specializations like other races, they can excel in many areas. Subspecies of humans include the planetouched aasimar, genasi, and tieflings, as well as Vashar, the human equivalent of drow.

Human (Gary Numan album)

Human is a 1995 instrumental album released by British musician Gary Numan and music producer Michael R. Smith. It consists of 36 tracks from the 75 that had been written, but were largely unused, for the low-budget 1991 horror/science-fiction movie The Unborn. Numan recorded the music when he was signed with IRS Records, but that label refused to release it (ironically, in 1988, IRS asked Numan to record an instrumental album to be titled No Speak). In his autobiography, Numan described how the Unborn project came about:

Numan and Smith's music for The Unborn, written in early 1991, was later released as the album Human in 1995, through Numan's label Numa Records (it was the last commercially available release from Numa; Numan subsequently signed with Eagle Records in 1997).

Numan has described Human as "an hour-long collection of musical ideas, each with a specific mood or atmosphere in mind, not a conventional instrumental album."

Parts of some of the tracks have subsequently been used in later work by Numan. "A Little Lost Soul" is a semi-instrumental version of the Outland track "Soul Protection"; "Embryo" became the Sacrifice track "The Seed of a Lie"; "Big Alien" and "Mother" are instrumental versions of the Outland track "Heart"; "Tidal Wave" became the Outland track "From Russia Infected"; and "Needles" became the Sacrifice track "Pray".

Human (Brandy album)

Human is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Brandy, first released in France in December 2008 and by March 2009 in most international music markets. Distributed by Koch Records and Sony Music, the album marked Norwood's debut on the Epic Records label, following her split with Atlantic Records in 2005, and her reunion with long-time contributor and mentor Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who wrote and executive produced most of the album with his songwriting collective.

Generally well received by critics, Human debuted at number fifteen on the US Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 73,000 copies, becoming Brandy's lowest-charting debut since her first album fourteen years prior. With a domestic sales total of 214,000 copies, it widely failed to revive the success of its predecessors. While leading single " Right Here (Departed)" scored Norwood her biggest chart success since 2002's " Full Moon," the album failed to impact elsewhere, resulting in lackluster sales in general and the release of just one other single, " Long Distance."

In mid-2009 during the recording sessions for Norwood's second album with Epic Records, Brandy ended her management contract with Roc Nation. This was followed by the termination of her contract with Epic, after singer-songwriter Amanda Ghost was appointed the new president of the label. Disappointed by its performance, Norwood later expressed her dislike of the album itself.

Human (The Killers song)

"Human" is a song by American rock band the Killers. Written and produced by the band members and co-produced by Stuart Price, it was released as the first single from their third studio album Day & Age (2009).

"Human" has received generally positive feedback from music critics, praising the composition, the musical influences, and the production. It became the third song by the band to enter the top 5 of the UK Singles Chart. It was their first top ten hit in the Netherlands (peaking at number 2). The song was released on a 7-inch picture disc throughout the world on various dates in November, with a B-side entitled "A Crippling Blow".

Human (Rachael Lampa album)

Human is the extended play project by CuttyStang Records artist Rachael Lampa, released in 2010.

Human (1976 film)

'Human ' is a 1976 Mexican drama film. It was directed by Gustavo Alatriste. The film was made in England in 1971, but it wasn't until July 1976 that it was released.

Human (EP)

Human is the debut EP released by singer-songwriter Darren Criss. Criss independently produced the EP and it was released digitally on July 20th, 2010. The EP reached No. 17 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers. As of April 2013, the EP has sold 27,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielson SoundScan.

Human (Christina Perri song)

"Human" is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri. The song was written by Perri and Martin Johnson, who also produced the song. It was released on November 18, 2013, and is the lead single from Perri's second studio album, Head or Heart (2014). Released to generally positive reviews, "Human" has since become a Top 10 Adult Pop hit in the United States, as well as her third top 40 entry on the Billboard Hot 100.

Human (Max Cooper album)

Human is the debut studio album released by Northern Irish musician Max Cooper on March 10, 2014 through Fields Records. It features vocal contributions by Kathrin deBoer and Braids.

Human (Projected album)

Human is the debut album by American hard rock band Projected. It was released on September 18, 2012. Initially envisioned as a solo project by founder John Connolly, the project eventually grew into a full-fledged band involving a number of musicians that he had intentions of working with, namely Scott Phillips of Creed and Alter Bridge, and Eric Friedman of Submersed. The album received generally positive reception but limited public exposure, as little promotion of the album in the way of touring was possible due to members' commitments to their respective bands.

Human (Masaharu Fukuyama album)

Human is the eleventh studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Masaharu Fukuyama. It was released on April 2, 2014 through Universal Music Japan. The cover jacket of the album is the image of Fukuyama's brain as seen on an MRI scan. The album reached number 1 on the Oricon albums chart and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).

The single's artwork was one of the fifty works entered into the shortlist for the 2015 Music Jacket Award committee.

Human (Three Days Grace album)

' Human ' is the fifth studio album from Canadian rock band Three Days Grace. The album was released on March 31, 2015 through RCA Records. This is the group's first album not to feature former vocalist Adam Gontier, who was replaced by Matt Walst in 2014. It debuted at No. 16 on the '' Billboard 200.

Human (Joell Ortiz and Illmind album)

Human is the fourth studio album by American rapper Joell Ortiz. The album is entirely produced by Illmind. The album was released on July 17, 2015, by Roseville Music Group and Yaowa! Nation.

Human (2015 film)

Human is a 2015 documentary by French environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of exclusive aerial footage and first-person stories told into the camera. It was the first movie to premiere in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, to an audience of 1,000 viewers, including the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The film was financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, which gave it rights-free to the GoodPlanet Foundation, responsible for driving the project. An extended version of the film is officially freely available on YouTube (in three parts).

Human (Oscar Zia song)

"Human" is a song by Swedish singer Oscar Zia. It was released on 28 February 2016 as a digital download in Sweden. The song was written and composed by Oscar Zia along with Victor Thell and Maria Smith. It placed second in the final of Melodifestivalen 2016.

Usage examples of "human".

CHAPTER XLIX LAETITIA AND SIR WILLOUGHBY We cannot be abettors of the tribes of imps whose revelry is in the frailties of our poor human constitution.

With the exception of Harry Keeler, who posed a direct threat to the Abiders, he had yet to see or hear of an Interloper killing a human being.

In response to his gesture, eyes now fully formed and ablaze, the two clouds of sooty vapor that had been hovering impatiently by his steel-booted feet ballooned to the size of black buffalo as they sped gleefully away from the dais to intercept the impudent, foolhardy human.

In many of his contemporaries also much the same fluctuation of mood was occurring, and to them as to Paul it seemed that the issue lay between the old faith, however modernized, and the complete abnegation of human dignity.

On this now leaped and twisted a more indescribable horde of human abnormality than any but a Sime or an Angarola could paint.

The scene I cannot describe--I should faint if I tried it, for there is madness in a room full of classified charnel things, with blood and lesser human debris almost ankle-deep on the slimy floor, and with hideous reptilian abnormalities sprouting, bubbling, and baking over a winking bluish-green spectre of dim flame in a far corner of black shadows.

The third and fourth humans on the island had tried to find their privacy as far from the abo village and the tunnel pool as possible.

She often returned home pale and silent, having reached the uttermost depths of human abomination, and never daring to say all.

But no human being loved the aborigines more, nor stood ready to lay down her life for them if it were necessary.

Archimages have included shielding aborigines who were in danger of being exterminated by hostile humans, and collecting and disposing of dangerous or inappropriate artifacts of the Vanished Ones that turned up in the ancient ruined cities.

Leafy green vegetables are the most absorbable form of calcium for both cows and humans.

The gap between what was human, with this smart, caring woman, and what was inhuman, with the gomers and the abusers, became too much.

It was not at the agonized contortions and posturing of the wretched boy that he was shocked, but at the cosmic obscenity of these beings which could drag to light the abysmal secrets that sleep in the unfathomed darkness of the human soul, and find pleasure in the brazen flaunting of such things as should not be hinted at, even in restless nightmares.

It goes on just about every personnel form he fills out, lots of people in the company have access to it -human resources, payroll, and, obviously, the outside travel agency.

If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.