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Meaning of humanity

hu•man•i•ty

Pronunciation: (hy-man'i-tē or, often, y-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  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.
    1. the study of classical languages and classical literature.
    2. the Latin and Greek classics as a field of study.
    3. literature, philosophy, art, etc., as distinguished from the natural sciences.
    4. the study of literature, philosophy, art, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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