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

 re·nais·sance /ˌrɛnəˈsɑn(t)s, ˈzɑn(t)s, ˈsɑns, ˈzɑns, ˈrɛnəˌ, ||rɪˈnesṇ(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·nais·sance n.  A new birth, or revival. Specifically: (a) The transitional movement in Europe, marked by the revival of classical learning and art in Italy in the 15th century, and the similar revival following in other countries. (b) The style of art which prevailed at this epoch.
    The Renaissance was rather the last stage of the Middle Ages, emerging from ecclesiastical and feudal despotism, developing what was original in mediaeval ideas by the light of classic arts and letters.   --J. A. Symonds (Encyc. Brit.).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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
      2: the revival of learning and culture [syn: rebirth, renascence]