enlightenment Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
noun (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
noun 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.
- the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms
- Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
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