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Definition of mankind in English:


[mass noun]
1 /manˈkʌɪnd/ Human beings considered collectively; the human race: research for the benefit of all mankind
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  • Arms races have dogged mankind from the dawn of history, and history seems bound to repeat itself.
  • It is often acknowledged that the history of mankind is written by its victors.
  • Had he been listened to, the history of mankind might have been different.
2 /ˈmankʌɪnd/ archaic Men, as distinct from women.


On the use of mankind versus that of humankind or the human race, see man (usage).

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