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Definition of "humanities" []

  • The study of Ancient Greek and Roman language, literature, etc
  • Plural form of humanity. (noun)

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  • The branch of learning that includes the arts, classics, philosophy and history etc., but not the sciences (noun)

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Use "humanities" in a sentence
  • "No! banish the humanities and throw everybody into practical science: not into that study of natural science, which can never conflict with the ‘humanities’ since it seeks discovery for the pure sake of truth, or charitably to alleviate man’s lot—Sweetly, rather, to ease, loose and bind"
  • "Every last crumb of direct support is being removed from the teaching of arts and social sciences, on the strength of the Browne report, a technocratic document which did not contain the word "humanities"."
  • "Graduate education in the humanities is an excellent preparation for many, many careers."