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 Enlightenment Enlightenment

noun

  • ( ) education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge  ( enlightenment )
    education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
  • a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine  ( Age of Reason, Enlightenment )
    a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine
     the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms
    the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms
  • (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness  ( enlightenment, nirvana )
    (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness


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