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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Enlightenment.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German : auf, up (from Middle High German ūf, from Old High German; see upo in Indo-European roots) + Klärung, a making clear (from klären, to make clear, from Middle High German klæren, from klār, clear, from Latin clārus; see clear).]

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Borrowing from German Aufklärung ("enlightenment").

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