Aufklarung

Aufklärung

[ouf-kle-roong]
noun German.
2.
European History. the Enlightenment.
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Aufklärung (ˈaufklɛːruŋ)
 
n
the Enlightenment, esp in Germany

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Aufklarung
1801, from Ger. Aufklärung (18c.), lit. "Enlightenment," from aufklären "to enlighten" (17c.), from auf "up" + klären "to clear," from L. clarus (see clear).
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