humankind

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From human +‎ -kind.

Pronunciation[edit]

/ˌhjuːmən ˈkaɪnd/

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  • Rhymes: -aɪnd

Noun[edit]

humankind (usually uncountable, plural humankinds)

  1. The human race; mankind, humanity; Homo sapiens.
    Hypernyms: apedom, apekind

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Mankind" is more common than "humankind", but "humanity" - which has multiple senses - is more common than both of them combined since c.1985, according to Google N-grams: mankind, humankind, humanity at Google Ngram Viewer.

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