What Is the Definition of an Animal?

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The word animal has various definitions including a multicellular organism in the kingdom Animalia with characteristics such as locomotion and nonphotosynthetic metabolism. The word animal could as well denote an individual with a particular interest or aptitude.
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an·i·mal
[an-uh-muhl]
NOUN
1.
any member of the kingdom Animalia, comprising multicellular organisms that have a well-defined shape and usually limited growth, can move voluntarily, actively acquire food and digest it internally, and have sensory and nervous systems that allow them to respond rapidly to stimuli: some classification schemes also include protozoa and certain other single-celled eukaryotes that have motility and animallike nutritional modes.
2.
any such living thing other than a human being.
3.
a mammal, as opposed to a fish, bird, etc.
4.
the physical, sensual, or carnal nature of human beings; animality: the animal in every person.
5.
an inhuman person; brutish or beastlike person: She married an animal.
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Animals are a major group of mostly multi-cellular organisms. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop through a process.
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