HyperDic: humanities

English > 1 sense of the word humanities:
NOUNcognitionhumanities, humanistic discipline, liberal arts, artsstudies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
humanities > pronunciation
Soundshhyuwmae'nihtiyz; yuwmae'nihtiyz
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > humanities: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
Meaningstudies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills).
Synonymshumanistic discipline, liberal arts, arts
NarrowerEnglishThe discipline that studies the English language and literature
OccidentalismThe scholarly knowledge of western cultures and languages and people
Orientalism, Oriental StudiesThe scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people
Romanticism, Romantic MovementA movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
SinologyThe study of Chinese history and language and culture
art historyThe academic discipline that studies the development of painting / painting and sculpture
chronologyThe determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events
classicism, classicalismA movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
fine arts, beaux artsThe study and creation of visual works of art
historyThe discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
interior designThe branch of architecture dealing with the selection and organization of furnishings for an architectural interior
library scienceThe study of the principles and practices of library administration
linguistics, philologyThe humanistic study of language and literature
literary studyThe humanistic study of literature
musicologyThe scholarly and scientific study of music
neoclassicismrevival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation
performing artsarts or skills that require public performance
philosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
quadrivium(Middle Ages) a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university / university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy
stemmatology, stemmaticsThe humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text / text (especially a text / text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts (sometimes using cladistic analysis)
trivium(Middle Ages) an introductory curriculum at a medieval university / university involving grammar and logic and rhetoric
Broaderdiscipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwickA branch of knowledge
Spanishartes liberales, artes, humanidades, letras
Catalanarts, humanitats, lletres
Adjectiveshumanist, humanistic, humanepertaining to or concerned with the humanities

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