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the Enlightenmentnoun [S]

uk   /ɪnˈlaɪ.tən.mənt/  us   /-t̬ən-/
the ​period in the 18th ​century in ​Europe when many ​peoplebegan to ​emphasize the ​importance of ​science and ​reason, ​rather than ​religion and ​tradition
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