One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inanimate; not alive, especially as contrasted with something living. Also as noun (with the): that which is not alive; dead people, etc., as a class.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From not + living.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.