Definitions of Humanity
- (noun) A collective term for all humans.
- (noun) The condition or state of being human.
Examples of Humanity
- Definition 1:
- All of the people on Earth.
- Definition 2:
- American English – /hyoo-mAn-uh-tee/
- British English – /hyu-mAn-i-tee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /hjuˈmænədi/
- British English – /hjuːˈmanᵻti/
- Plural: humanities
- Also called:
- human race
- Historically called:
- Word origin of “humanity” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Zeitlin, Irving M. 1984. The Social Condition of Humanity: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
- The Association for Humanist Sociology: ccsu.edu
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “humanity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 22, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
humanity. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “humanity.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 22, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“humanity.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/humanity/>.