Learner's definition of DARKNESS
a state in which little or no light can be seen
a dark state or condition
We tried to find our way through the darkness. [=dark]
the darkness of the movie theater
He escaped under cover of darkness. [=while it was dark outside; at night]
in the early morning darkness = in the darkness of early morning
We watched the mountains fade into the darkness.
12 hours of darkness
Although the picture was taken in near darkness, you can still see her white dress.
the state of having a color or shade that is closer to black than white
a state in which information is hidden from most people
a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education
a state in which little is known or understood