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noun [uncountable] humanity pronunciation in American English /hjuˈmænəti/

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  1. 1
    all the people who are living in the world
    Weapons of this type are a threat to the survival of humanity.
    crimes against humanity (=crimes against a very large number of people): He was charged on six counts of crimes against humanity.
  2. 3
    the state of being human, and of behaving and thinking in the same way as other people
    By respecting other cultures, we affirm our common humanity.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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