enlightenment: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (en-līt'n-munt), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- the act of enlightening.
- the state of being enlightened: to live in spiritual enlightenment.
- (usually cap.) prajna.
- a philosophical movement of the 18th century, characterized by belief in the power of human reason and by innovations in political, religious, and educational doctrine.