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Definition of humanism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

humanism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhyuməˌnɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a system of thought that considers that solving human problems with the help of reason is more important than religious beliefs. It emphasizes the fact that the basic nature of humans is good.
NAmE//ˌhyuməˈnɪstɪk//
 
adjective humanistic ideals
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