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HOMO SAPIENS

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HOMO SAPIENS (noun)
  The noun HOMO SAPIENS has 1 sense:

1. the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc

  Familiarity information: HOMO SAPIENS used as a noun is very rare.


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HOMO SAPIENS (noun)


Sense 1Homo sapiens [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("Homo sapiens" is a kind of...):

homo; human; human being; man (any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Homo sapiens"):

Cro-magnon (extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in Europe)

Boskop man (possible early Homo sapiens represented by a cranium found in the Transvaal; formerly considered a separate species)

Homo sapiens sapiens; modern man (subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races)

Holonyms ("Homo sapiens" is a member of...):

genus Homo (type genus of the family Hominidae)


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