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ˈseɪ pi ənzsapi·ens

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sapiensadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Homo sapiens


  1. sapiensnoun

    Homo sapiens.

  2. Etymology: From Homo sapiens, from sapiens, present active participle of sapio.


  1. sapiens

    Sapiens, short for Homo sapiens, is the scientific term for the human species. It includes all current humans on Earth and is characterized by traits such as high intelligence, ability for complex reasoning, abstract thinking and language use. The term "sapiens" originates from Latin and translates to "wise" or "knowledgeable."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sapiens is ranked #114424 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sapiens surname appeared 153 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sapiens.

    88.2% or 135 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    10.4% or 16 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sapiens in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sapiens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Sapiens in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Goldblum:

    What else can we do? being a Sandy Meisner devotee, I’m a romantic about the ensemble credo and synergy and, like this movie depicts, what educated, smart and deeply caring people can do – even a few of them – together at a crucial moment. They can even sometimes defeat the forces of ignorance, corruption and greed, and keep the Homo sapiens ball moving along a little more. Maybe.

  2. Greta Thunberg:

    We have to acknowledge that the older generations have failed. All political movements in their present form have failed, but homo sapiens have not yet failed. Yes, we are failing, but there is still time to turn everything around. We can still fix this.

  3. Chris Stringer:

    This in turn may reinforce the idea that the successful spread of modern humans from Africa after about 60,000 years ago played at least a role, if not the most significant role, in the physical extinction of other forms of humans outside of Africa, however, at least some of those other forms of human did not go completely extinct, since their DNA lives on in us today through ancient interbreeding between the archaic and early modern populations. This leaves open the fascinating possibility that even floresiensis might have contributed some of its DNA to living groups in the region, if there was at least a short overlap between floresiensis and sapiens about 50,000 years ago.

  4. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    No species can withstand all the infinite factors to which it can be exposed. Homo sapiens is closer to mass death than other species of the same geographical distribution, largely because we hunt it ourselves.

  5. Rosy Cole:

    “Aberjhani's writing blows the mind and frees the psyche of any rigid assumptions about ancestral heritage. Here, our collective experience is starkly rendered. The transparency of one culture overlays another, and another, to form the daguerreotype of possibilities that is homo sapiens, interacting, almost like the elements themselves, with the created world and modified only by context and its imperatives.”-- from Circles and Arcs

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. ultimo
    • B. eminent
    • C. unsealed
    • D. equivalent

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