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1. A new birth or life; a rebirth.
2. A cultural revival; a renaissance.
3. Renascence Renaissance.
a variant of renaissance
Ren•ais•sance(ˌrɛn əˈsɑns, -ˈzɑns, -ˈsɑ̃s, ˈrɛn əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns, -ˌsɑ̃s; esp. Brit. rɪˈneɪ səns)
n. Also, Renascence.
1. the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world.
2. the forms and treatments in art used during this period.
3. (sometimes l.c.) any similar revival in the world of art and learning.
4. (l.c.) renewal; rebirth: a moral renaissance.adj.
5. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of the European Renaissance: Renaissance attitudes.
6. of or pertaining to the style of architecture and decoration originating in Italy in the 15th century, characterized by the revival and adaptation of ancient Roman motifs and forms, including the classical orders, and by an emphasis on symmetry.
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|Noun||1.||Renascence - the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries|
High Renaissance - the artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content
history - the aggregate of past events; "a critical time in the school's history"
quattrocento - the 15th century in Italian art and literature
Italian Renaissance - the early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance
|2.||renascence - a second or new birth|
nascence, nascency, nativity, birth - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
transmigration - the passing of a soul into another body after death
cycle of rebirth - (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
|3.||Renascence - the revival of learning and culture|