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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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