enlightenment

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enlightenment /ɪnˈlaɪtn̩mənt/ noun
enlightenment
/ɪnˈlaɪtn̩mənt/
noun
Learner's definition of ENLIGHTENMENT
[noncount]
: the state of having knowledge or understanding
: the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding
the Enlightenment : a movement of the 18th century that stressed the belief that science and logic give people more knowledge and understanding than tradition and religion
Buddhism : a final spiritual state marked by the absence of desire or suffering
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