homo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n homo any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    • n homo someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homo The typical and single genus of Hominidæ mankind; the human race. It was formally instituted by Linnæus in his “Systema Naturæ” in 1758, with H. sapiens, man, as its type and leading species; but it also then included the chimpanzee, H. troglodytes. Naturalists now restrict it to H. sapiens, it being generally conceded that mankind constitutes one zoological genus having one species with several geographical races or varieties.
    • n homo An element in some compounds of Greek origin, meaning ‘the same’: opposed to hetero-.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Homo hō′mō generic man.
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Quotations

  • Charlotte P. Gillman
    Charlotte P. Gillman
    “The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply.”
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore%20Vidal
    “There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo -- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

I came back homo and took the medicine.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
He likewise shows a preference in the selection of his love-object for his own sex, homo-sexuality.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
Conversabatur deus, ut homo divina agere doceretur.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Hence, Fernel has said, 'Totus homo semen est.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Well, it took a man just as long to walk across a room today as it had taken Pharaoh the First, or Homo Sap.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Insulsissimus est homo, nec sapit pueri instar Bimuli tremula patris dormientis in ulna.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
What happened to the people there is a tribute to the adaptation possibilities of homo sapiens.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Homo: prefix = the same; similar.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Think you I left behind me the one love of my life when I became a Bonus Homo?
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
Did Dr. Tighe create or find homo superior?
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
Carior est illis homo, quam sibi.
"The Tatler, Volume 3" by Various
It jest ain't nacheral fer a bunch of Homo saps to get together without an argyment startin' somewhere.
"Assassin" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Homo was to have returned with the three visitors, but even now he could not be induced to do so.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
Turned out the self-centeredness of Homo sapiens blossoms under those circumstances.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The talk of a third sex with homo-sexual inclinations is quite beside the mark.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic" by W. Y. Sellar
AUT INSANIT HOMO AUT VERSUS FACIT (L.), either the man is mad or he is making verses.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Liber homo, 140; as suitor of halimote, 389.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
This was to him almost a new variety of "that interesting species," homo.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
A heathen poet has said, Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
"Selections from the Prose Writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman" by John Henry Newman
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In poetry:

Though that old king fell from his primal throne,
And ate among the cattle, yet this pride
Had found him in the deepest grass, and cried
An 'Ecce Homo' with the trumpets blown.
"Alone" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Wenner Queer for Homo Oater.
The Unbearable Loneliness of Being Homo Sapiens.
A short but relevant history of Homo politicus.
Neanderthals vs Homo Sapiens .
The Unbearable Loneliness of Being Homo Sapiens .
There were thousands of years that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens inhabited the same regions in Europe.
The skull belonged to an ape-like prehuman known as Homo erectus.
According to most paleoanthropologists, Homo heidelbergensis gave rise to modern humans in Africa and Neandertals in Europe.
For reasons which are yet unknown, the arrival of Homo sapiens in a region was always quickly followed by the disappearance of Neanderthals .
European cave paintings are older than previously thought, raising the possibility that Neanderthals rather than Homo sapiens were the earliest painters.
Not every Homo sapiens who sees Project Nim will be moved to pledge membership in PETA.
The Tan-Tan figurine, apparently carved from a piece of quartzite rock, dates from the days of Homo erectus.
Hyper-realistic busts of human ancestors -- like this version of homo neandertal -- give us a glimpse of what our ancient relatives may have looked like.
The smallest human species that ever lived, Homo floresiensis, was astonishing in several ways.
Such models typically assume that people are rational and narrowly self-interested (the celebrated homo economicus stereotype).
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In science:

Sin embargo, se necesitan (en general) diferentes versiones de los tests psicométricos para evaluar niños de distintas edades y para evaluar adultos con diversas patologías, ya que los tests psicométricos para los Homo sapiens adultos confían en que los sujetos posean de antemano ciertas habilidades y conocimientos.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Ahora vamos a introducir a los agentes que vamos a evaluar, Q-learning y el Homo sapiens, así como las interfaces que ha utilizado cada uno.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Many of those systems are intrinsically disordered, in particular upon additional homo- or heterovalent doping.
Disorder and Impurities in Hubbard-Antiferromagnets
The two most important orbitals are the 5σ and the 2π ∗ orbitals which correspond to the HOMO and LUMO, respectively (see Fig. 5.30).
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
The trained potential is compared to the initial essentially homo-polymer potential and the results of folding with an all-atom potential from . A clear improvement over the initial potential is seen, indicating that the training process actually works.
Teaching computers to fold proteins
Figure 3: Triander for the Homo Sapiens dystrophin gene (left) and a shuffled sequence of the same nucleotide composition (right).
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
Figure 4: Current DD angle for triander of the Homo Sapiens dystrophin gene (left) and a shuffled sequence of the same nucleotide composition (right).
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
As an example we take gene of Homo sapiens Che-1 mRNA.
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
On the Fig. 9 we show the three-dimensional triander of the Homo sapiens zinc finger and its shuffled version.
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
For instance, the triander of Homo Sapiens dystrophin gene Fig. 3, is of Type II-I-I/IV.
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
Homo sapiens utrophin (homologous to dystrophin) (UTRN), mRNA: NM 007124.
Determinative degree and nucleotide sequence analysis by trianders
In contrast, molecular junctions often exhibit large gaps in T (E ), corresponding roughly to the energy region between the HOMO and LUMO orbitals of the isolated molecule.
Photoconductance of organic single-molecule contacts
The latter are due to a direct internal pumping of electrons between the HOMO and LUMO levels of a molecule coupled weakly and asymmetrically to the electrodes.
Photoconductance of organic single-molecule contacts
Such internal transitions may become dominant for frequencies exceeding the HOMO-LUMO gap.
Photoconductance of organic single-molecule contacts
The corresponding isolated molecules have HOMO-LUMO gaps of 3 eV or more, and thus to induce internal transitions of electrons between the HOMO and LUMO levels would require energies corresponding to blue or ultraviolet light.
Photoconductance of organic single-molecule contacts
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