Aufklärung

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Aufklärung (enlightenment).[1]

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Proper noun[edit]

Aufklärung

  1. The Enlightenment.[1]

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Noun[edit]

Aufklärung (uncountable)

  1. (sometimes pejorative)[1] Illuminism; the aims, manner, spirit, etc. of the Aufklärer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 ‖Aufklärung” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aufklären +‎ -ung

Noun[edit]

Aufklärung f (genitive Aufklärung, plural Aufklärungen)

  1. the act of enlightening; an instance of enlightening
  2. the Age of Enlightenment
  3. sex education
  4. clarification, as of a criminal case, mystery, etc.
  5. elucidation
  6. (secret services) intelligence

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