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renaissance

noun [C]  /ˈren·əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns/ us  
a new growth or interest in something, esp. art, literature, or music: a poetry renaissance world history The Renaissance was a period of growth and activity in the areas of art, literature, and ideas in Europe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.
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