HyperDic: enlightenment

English > 3 senses of the word enlightenment / Enlightenment:
NOUNcognitionenlightenmenteducation that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
stateenlightenment, nirvana(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
groupEnlightenment, Age of Reasona movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine
enlightenment / Enlightenment > pronunciation
Soundsehnlay'tahnmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > enlightenment: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningeducation that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge.
Narroweredification, sophisticationuplifting enlightenment
satori(Zen Buddhism) a state of sudden spiritual enlightenment
Broadereducationknowledge acquired by learning and instruction
OppositeunenlightenmentA lack of understanding
Spanishilustración
Catalanil·lustració
Verbsenlightenmake understand
English > enlightenment: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaning(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness.
Synonymnirvana
CategoryBuddhismThe teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation / meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Hinduism, HindooismA body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system
Broaderblessedness, beatitude, beatificationA state of supreme happiness
Spanishnirvana
Catalannirvana
English > Enlightenment: 3 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine.
SynonymAge of Reason
Instance ofhistoric period, ageAn era of history having some distinctive feature
Broaderreform movementA movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
SpanishIlustración
CatalanIl·lustració

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