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"humanity" in British English

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humanitynoun

uk   /hjuːˈmæn.ə.ti/  us   /hjuːˈmæn.ə.t̬i/
  • humanity noun (PEOPLE)

C1 [U] people in general: The massacre was a crime against humanity.

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  • humanity noun (KINDNESS)

C2 [U] understanding and kindness towards other people: If only he would show/display a little humanity for once.
  • humanity noun (SUBJECTS)

(the) humanities [plural]
the study of subjects such as literature, language, history, and philosophy: I've always been more interested in the humanities than the sciences.
(Definition of humanity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"humanity" in American English

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humanitynoun [U]

 us   /hjuˈmæn·ɪ·t̬i/
  • humanity noun [U] (PEOPLE)

all people in the world as a whole, or the qualities characteristic of people: The former general was put on trial for crimes against humanity.
  • humanity noun [U] (KINDNESS)

understanding and kindness toward other people: He showed his humanity by giving generously to charities.
(Definition of humanity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“humanity” in American English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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