hominization
noun Etymology: Latin homin-, homo + English -ization Date: 1952 the evolutionary development of human characteristics that differentiate hominids from their primate ancestors

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  • Hominization — refers to the process of becoming human. Contents 1 Paleontology 2 Theology 3 Literature 4 Notes 5 Refe …   Wikipedia

  • hominization — (Amer.) n. evolutionary process or evolution of the human characteristics that distinguishes hominids from other primates (also hominisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hominization — /hom euh neuh zay sheuhn/, n. the evolution of the human traits that set the genus Homo apart from its primate ancestors. [1950 55; < L homin (s. of homo man (see HOMO) + IZATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • hominization — noun a) the process of becoming like a human b) the beginning of human life, or of a deitys life in human form …   Wiktionary

  • hominization — hom·i·ni·za·tion or chiefly Brit hom·i·ni·sa·tion .häm ə nə zā shən n the evolutionary development of human characteristics that differentiate hominids from their primate ancestors hom·i·nized or chiefly Brit hom·i·nised häm ə .nīzd adj …   Medical dictionary

  • hominization — hom·i·ni·za·tion …   English syllables

  • hominization — hom•i•ni•za•tion [[t]ˌhɒm ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. pan the evolution of the human traits that set the genus Homo apart from its primate ancestors • Etymology: 1950–55; < L homin , s. of homō man (see Homo) + ization …   From formal English to slang

  • hominization — ˌhämənə̇ˈzāshən, ˌnīˈ noun ( s) Etymology: French hominisation, from (s )hominiser to acquire human characteristics, from Latin homin , homo man, human being + French iser ize more at homage 1. : the evolutionary development of human… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hominizations — hominization (Amer.) n. evolutionary process or evolution of the human characteristics that distinguishes hominids from other primates (also hominisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Noosphere — (  /ˈnoʊ …   Wikipedia

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