humanness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From human +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

humanness (countable and uncountable, plural humannesses)

  1. The condition or quality of being human.
    • 1995, Neil Weiner, Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius, Shattered innocence (page 8)
      Too often, children become an "it" in their homes and their humanness is devalued.
    • 2010, "Crossing the uncanny valley", The Economist, 20 Nov 2010:
      Though he had no hard data, his intuition was that increasing humanness in a robot was positive only up to a certain point.

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