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a creature, animal, or being that is not human
not related to human beingsnot appropriate to human beings; unnatural
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(nɒnˈhyu mən; often -ˈyu-)

1. not human or for humans.
2. not worthy of human beings.
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Adj.1.nonhuman - not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings; "nonhuman primates such as chimpanzees"
human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
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