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The Enlightenment.

[German : auf, up (from Middle High German ūf, from Old High German; see upo in Indo-European roots) + Klärung, a making clear (from klären, to make clear, from Middle High German klæren, from klār, clear, from Latin clārus; see clear).]
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(Historical Terms) the Enlightenment, esp in Germany
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(ˈaʊfˌklɛ rʊŋ)

n. German.
the Enlightenment.
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