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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·light·en·ment /ɪnˈlaɪtṇmənt, ɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·light·en·ment n.
 1. Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
 2. same as Aufklärung.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: education that results in understanding and the spread of
           knowledge [ant: unenlightenment]
      2: (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the
         cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of
         desire and suffering and individual consciousness [syn: Nirvana]
      3: a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of
         reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social
         institutions [syn: Age of Reason]