Pronunciation: (en-līt'n-munt),[key] —n. 1. the act of enlightening.
2. the state of being enlightened: to live in spiritual enlightenment. 3. (usually cap.) Buddhism,Hinduism. prajna.
4. the Enlightenment,a philosophical movement of the 18th century, characterized by belief in the power of human reason and by innovations in political, religious, and educational doctrine.