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en·light·en·ment

 (ĕn-līt′n-mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act or a means of enlightening.
b. The state of being enlightened.
2. Enlightenment A philosophical movement of the 1700s that emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously accepted doctrines and traditions and that brought about many humanitarian reforms. Used with the.
3. Buddhism & Hinduism A state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains nirvana.

enlightenment

(ɪnˈlaɪtənmənt)
n
1. the act or means of enlightening or the state of being enlightened
2. (Hinduism) Buddhism the awakening to ultimate truth by which man is freed from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations to which all men are otherwise subject
3. (Hinduism) Hinduism a state of transcendent divine experience represented by Vishnu: regarded as a goal of all religion

Enlightenment

(ɪnˈlaɪtənmənt)
n
(Philosophy) the Enlightenment an 18th-century philosophical movement stressing the importance of reason and the critical reappraisal of existing ideas and social institutions

en•light•en•ment

(ɛnˈlaɪt n mənt)

n.
1. the act of enlightening.
2. the state of being enlightened.
3. (usu. cap.) Buddhism, Hinduism. prajna.
4. the Enlightenment, a European philosophical movement of the l7th and 18th centuries, characterized by belief in the power of reason and by innovations in political, religious, and educational doctrine.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enlightenment - education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledgeenlightenment - education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
education - knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
edification, sophistication - uplifting enlightenment
satori - (Zen Buddhism) a state of sudden spiritual enlightenment
unenlightenment - a lack of understanding
2.enlightenment - (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnationenlightenment - (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
beatification, beatitude, blessedness - a state of supreme happiness
3.enlightenment - a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrineEnlightenment - a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine; "the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms"
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms

enlightenment

enlightenment

noun
The condition of being informed spiritually:
Translations
تَنْوير، إسْتِنارَه
osvícení
indsigtoplysningvisdom
valaistuminenvalistus
felvilágosodásmegvilágosodás
upplÿsing, fræîsla
osveta
razsvetljenstvo
aydınlatma

enlightenment

[ɪnˈlaɪtnmənt] N
1. (= clarification) we need some enlightenment on this pointnecesitamos una aclaración sobre este punto
2. (= tolerance) → progresismo m
sexual enlightenmentprogresismo m sexual
the (Age of) Enlightenmentel Siglo de las Luces
3. (Rel) → iluminación f
spiritual enlightenmentiluminación f espiritual

enlightenment

[ɪnˈlaɪtənmənt] n
(= clarification, explanation) → éclaircissements mpl
to provide enlightenment → fournir des éclaircissements
(= understanding) → illumination f
(= progressiveness) → avancement m
(RELIGION) (in Buddhism)illumination f
to attain enlightenment → atteindre l'illumination
(HISTORY) the Enlightenment → le Siècle des lumières

enlightenment

nAufklärung f; (spiritual) → Erleuchtung f; the Enlightenmentdie Aufklärung; the age of Enlightenmentdas Zeitalter der Aufklärung

enlightenment

[ɪnˈlaɪtnmənt] n (explanations) → chiarimenti mpl
the (Age of) Enlightenment (History) → l'Illuminismo

enlighten

(inˈlaitn) verb
to give more information to (a person). Will someone please enlighten me as to what is happening?
enˈlightened adjective
wise through knowledge; free from prejudice. an enlightened headmaster; an enlightened decision.
enˈlightenment noun
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The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American Enlightenments.
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Those who take the latter position do not want to supplement the Thomist tradition with doses of Enlightenment values.
The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments.
My own research into the intersection of religion and Enlightenment in France reveals the existence (pre-1750s) of a plurality of Enlightenments, often bisecting national boundaries or scholarly categories like "Radical," "Moderate," or "Counter-Enlightenment.