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Meaning of ENLIGHTENMENT

Pronunciation:  en'lItnmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
  2. [n]  a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions
 

ENLIGHTENMENT is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: Age of Reason
 
 Antonyms: unenlightenment
 
 See Also: edification, education, reform movement, satori, sophistication

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \En*light"en*ment\, n.
    Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or
    instructed.
    
    
  2. \En*light"en*ment\, n.
    = {Aufkl["A]rung}.
    
    
 
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