Enlightenment

Definitions of Enlightenment
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n 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”
Synonyms:
Age of Reason
Example of:
age, historic period
an era of history having some distinctive feature
Type of:
reform movement
a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms

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