humankind

noun, singular or plural in construction hu·man·kind \ ˈhyü-mən-ˌkīnd , ˈyü- \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of humankind

: the human race : humanity

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First Known Use of humankind

1560

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HUMANKIND Defined for English Language Learners

humankind

noun

Definition of humankind for English Language Learners

  • : all people as a group


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humankind

noun hu·man·kind \ ˈhyü-mən-ˌkīnd , ˈyü \

medical Definition of humankind

: the human race


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