Humanities - definition, transcription

Amer.  |hjuːˈmænətiz|
Brit.  |hjuːˈmænɪtɪz|

noun

- studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills) (syn: arts)

Examples

the college of arts and humanities

He's taking courses in both the sciences and the humanities.

The college offers courses in science and in the humanities.

The college is restructuring its Humanities Department.

anthropology's kinship with the humanities

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