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[non-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-] /nɒnˈhyu mən or, often, -ˈyu-/
not human.
not displaying the emotions, sympathies, intelligence, etc., of most human beings.
not intended for consumption by humans:
nonhuman products such as soaps and detergents.
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nonhumanness, noun Unabridged
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  • It shows itself in any object, nonhuman or human, that produces extraordinary effects.

  • And in each of the niches rested a polished skull, a nonhuman skull.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • Kennon doubted that any nonhuman race had ever entered the select circle of humanity, although individuals might have done so.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • Even with Rakhal I had never entered any of the nonhuman towns.

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • But the features were nonhuman, closer to saurian in contour.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • If it was being flown by some human—or nonhuman—flyer, he was a master pilot.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • On Wolf, human and nonhuman have lived side by side for centuries.

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • In these and other ways a group of men may have come to form intimate relations with a nonhuman group or other object.

  • It is credited with great power, such as in savage life all nonhuman things are supposed to possess.

  • There seemed to be dozens of faces, shifting with each spin of the prism, human and nonhuman, all dim and slightly distorted.

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley

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