Definition of Enlightenment in English :

Define Enlightenment in English

Enlightenment meaning in English

Meaning of Enlightenment in English

Pronunciation of Enlightenment in English

Enlightenment pronunciation in English

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1. enlightenment

education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge

2. enlightenment, nirvana

(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness

3. 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

Example Sentences:
'the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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the act or means of enlightening or the state of being enlightened
2. Buddhism
the awakening to ultimate truth by which man is freed from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations to which all men are otherwise subject
3. Hinduism
a state of transcendent divine experience represented by Vishnu: regarded as a goal of all religion
the Enlightenment

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see synonyms of enlightenment
an enlightening or being enlightened

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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a. The act or a means of enlightening.
b. The state of being enlightened.
2. Enlightenment A philosophical movement of the 1700s that emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously accepted doctrines and traditions and that brought about many humanitarian reforms. Used with the.
3. Buddhism & Hinduism A state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains nirvana.

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