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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humanism  \Hu"man*ism\,  n. 
  1.  Human  nature  or  disposition;  humanity. 
 
  [She]  looked  almost  like  a  being  who  had  rejected 
  with  indifference  the  attitude  of  sex  for  the 
  loftier  quality  of  abstract  humanism.  --T.  Hardy. 
 
  2.  The  study  of  the  humanities;  polite  learning. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humanism 
  n  1:  the  doctrine  that  people's  duty  is  to  promote  human  welfare 
  [syn:  {humanitarianism}] 
  2:  the  doctrine  emphasizing  a  person's  capacity  for 
  self-realization  through  reason;  rejects  religion  and  the 
  supernatural 
  3:  the  cultural  movement  of  the  Renaissance;  based  on  classical 
  studies 




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