Pronunciation: (hyOO-man'i-tē or, often, yOO-), [key]
1. all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind.
2. the quality or condition of being human; human nature.
3. the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.
4. the humanities,
a. the study of classical languages and classical literature.
b. the Latin and Greek classics as a field of study.
c. literature, philosophy, art, etc., as distinguished from the natural sciences.
d. the study of literature, philosophy, art, etc.
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