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Syllabification: hu·man·kind
Pronunciation: /ˌ(h)yo͞omənˈkīnd

Definition of humankind in English:


Human beings considered collectively (used as a neutral alternative to “mankind”): the origin of humankind
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  • It should have made us all proud to be of such brotherhood of humankind.
  • Trees with unsafe limbs can be pruned or pollarded at the correct time of year to extend their life and keep their benefit for humankind.
  • Neanderthal man bore enough similarities to modern man to have once been thought to be the species humankind evolved from.

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