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Related / Similar Words: Enlightenment, Age of Reason, Nirvana

 

Definition:
  • education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge;
  • a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions;
  • (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness;

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    Hyponyms: edification, sophistication, satori

     

    Derivational Morphology: enlighten, edify

     

     
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