[hyoo-muh n or, often, yoo‐] /ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu‐/
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people:
consisting of people:
the human race.
of or relating to the social aspect of people:
a warmly human understanding.
of, characterizing, or relating to man and mankind: human nature
consisting of people: the human race, a human chain
having the attributes of man as opposed to animals, divine beings, or machines: human failings
a human being; person
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 (cf. Hebrew adam “man,” from adamah “ground”). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) “man, male person.”
As 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.
see: milk of human kindness
interictal in·ter·ic·tal (ĭn’tər-ĭk’təl) adj. Of or relating to an interval between convulsions or seizures.
[in-ter-uh m] /ˈɪn tər əm/ noun 1. an intervening time; interval; meantime: School doesn’t start till September, but he’s taking a Spanish class in the interim. 2. a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift: As an interim, her summer job was pretty good. 3. (initial capital letter) Church History. any of three provisional arrangements for […]
- Interim denture
interim denture in·ter·im denture (ĭn’tər-ĭm) n. A dental prosthesis that is used for a short period of time for esthetics or occlusal support or to condition the patient to accept an artificial substitute for missing natural teeth. Also called temporary denture.
- Interim management
noun any person or group which takes temporary control of a company or organization