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Noun: humanities  hyoo'ma-nu-teez
  1. Studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    "the college of humanities and sciences";
    - humanistic discipline, liberal arts, arts
Noun: humanity  hyoo'ma-ni-tee
  1. The quality of being humane
     
  2. The quality of being human
    "he feared the speedy decline of all humanity";
    - humanness, manhood
     
  3. All of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    - world, human race, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man

See also: human, nonhuman

Type of: bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, group, grouping, homo, human, human being, humaneness, man, quality, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Encyclopedia: Humanities

Humanity