the collective skills, knowledge, or other intangible assets of individuals that can be used to create economic value for the individuals, their employers, or their community:
Education is an investment in human capital that pays off in terms of higher productivity.
(economics) the abilities and skills of any individual, esp those acquired through investment in education and training, that enhance potential income earning
- Human chain
noun a line of people, esp. to provide strength or protection; also, humans seen as interconnected body Examples They formed a human chain and pull him out of the mire.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. (def 1). Abbreviation: hCG. human chorionic gonadotropin n. Abbr. HCG See chorionic gonadotropin. human chorionic gonadotropin A glycoprotein hormone that is produced by the placenta and maintains the corpus luteum during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
noun 1. French La Comédie Humaine. a collected edition of tales and novels in 17 volumes (1842–48) by Honoré de Balzac.
- Human-computer interaction
software, hardware (HCI) The study of how humans interact with computers, and how to design computer systems that are easy, quick and productive for humans to use. See also Human-Computer Interface. HCI Sites (http://acm.org/sigchi/hci-sites/). (1999-05-09)