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  Definition of enlightenment
  1. education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
  2. a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions
  3. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Similar Words: Enlightenment, Age of Reason, Nirvana

 

Hyponyms: edification, sophistication, satori

 

Derivational Morphology: enlighten, edify

 

 
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