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  1. enlightenment

    • IPA[ɪnˈlʌɪt(ə)nm(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened;the action or state of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight, in particular (in Buddhism) that awareness which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth
    • noun: enlightenment, plural noun: enlightenments

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened Robbie looked to me for enlightenment
    • the action or state of attaining or having attained spiritual knowledge or insight, in particular (in Buddhism) that awareness which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth the key to enlightenment is the way of the Buddha
    • 2. a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition. It was heavily influenced by 17th-century philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, and Newton, and its prominent figures included Kant, Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Adam Smith.