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noun [U]    /ɪnˈlɑɪ·tən·mənt/
the state of understanding something: Meditation helps me achieve enlightenment and serenity . world history The Enlightenment was the period in the 18th century in Europe when particular thinkers began to emphasize the importance of science and reason rather than religion and tradition .
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